Pickens Academy teacher charged with having sex with student

Published: Mar. 29, 2016 at 12:50 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2016 at 12:50 PM CDT
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Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC
Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC

PICKENS COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A Pickens County teacher is in jail after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

Charli Parker, 30, is charged with a school employee having sexual relations with a student. She was booked into the Pickens County Jail around 11:45 p.m. Monday night.

Parker teaches elementary school, computer class, physical education, and is the head girls basketball coach, according to the school's website.

Authorities received information regarding the case earlier this month and have identified one victim, according to Pickens County District Attorney Chris McCool.

Pickens Academy Headmaster Brach White issued the following statement about the teacher's arrest on Tuesday:

The primary concern of Pickens Academy is the safety of our students, Pickens Academy is very upset about the allegations against our employee. The employee will be suspended immediately and further action may be taken upon investigation.  I request prayers for our school family and for all the families involved.

Pickens County Sheriff David Abston says Parker could face more charges in the case.

Bond has not yet been set for Parker.

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