CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — The student turned her in, the teacher’s been fired, and authorities are looking into sex accusations at Currituck County High School.
The accused teacher did not return 10 On Your Side’s call. The principal did not return our call, and school board members we were able to reach said they can’t comment on personnel issues.
Currituck County Sheriff Susan Johnson did talk, although not on camera. She confirmed the investigation is underway: there are allegations of a teacher having a sexual relationship with a student.
“We have an open investigation and cannot comment at this time,” Sheriff Johnson said. “It centers around on-campus and off-campus allegations of indecent liberties with a minor.”
WAVY.com knows who the victim is, but we won’t release his name because he is a minor. The 11th grader told another teacher at the school about the relationship, and that teacher alerted administration around May 12. Then the administration alerted the sheriff’s office.
That teacher has been terminated from employment, and her name is no longer on the Currituck County High School website. 10 On Your Side also will not name the teacher, until charges are filed.
WAVY.com went to the teacher’s home on the Outer Banks, but she wasn’t there. A family member said, “this is obviously a difficult time. Please leave.”
WAVY.com is aware there’s a search warrant on file related to this investigation, but it is not available for us to see, since charges have not been filed. A judge must approve the search warrant’s release to the public.