published Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Bradley County teacher indicted on sex charge

A Bradley County teacher has pleaded not guilty after being indicted on allegations that she had an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old male former student.

Christie David, 32, a married language arts teacher at Walker Valley High School, was indicted this week on one count of sexual battery by an authority figure.

She was suspended from school at the beginning of October after the sheriff's office opened an investigation. Bradley County school system officials were off for Thanksgiving holidays and couldn't be reached to ask about David's status since the indictment.

David was arrested Oct. 23 and posted a $10,000 bond. Her attorney, Andrew Freiberg, didn't return calls Wednesday seeking comment.

Her case will be heard in February, court officials said.

David graduated from Lee University, according to her Facebook page, and taught spin classes at the local YMCA.

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Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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