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Probable cause hearing scheduled for former Myrtle teacher

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Thursday for a former Myrtle Attendance School teacher.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2018 5:44 PM
Updated: Nov. 8, 2018 9:07 AM

MYRTLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Thursday for a former Myrtle Attendance School teacher.

The unnamed teacher is accused of having inappropriate relations with a student.

Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards says his department was notified last Wednesday, October 31.

Edwards says an investigation was launched and they conducted interviews.

The sheriff confirms the teacher is a male. Edwards says more information will be released at the probable cause hearing.

Union County Schools Superintendent Ken Basil released the following statement:

"We have referred this matter to local law enforcement authorities who are conducting an investigation. Due to privacy laws, we are prohibited from discussing personnel matters. Our number one priority is the safety of our students."

The teacher's resignation was accepted at Monday's school board meeting.

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