Alabama teacher's assistant accused of sex with student

EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - A teacher's assistant at an Alabama high school is facing charges for allegedly having sex with a student, police said.

Amy S. Priest, 44, of Eufaula, was charged Monday with two counts of a school employee engaging in sex with a student under 19 years old, al.com reported. It was unknown if Priest is represented by an attorney who could speak on her behalf.

The alleged incidents did not occur at Eufaula High School, where Priest worked as a paraprofessional, Police Chief Steve Watkins said Tuesday.

Eufaula City Schools, without naming Priest, said it was "notified of possible misconduct involving an employee and a student" and that the employee "was immediately removed from the school, and according to state law, was placed on administrative leave with pay as an investigation is completed."

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