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Probable cause hearing for Tupelo teacher delayed

The hearing was postponed for one week because they wanted the teacher present for the hearing.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2018 2:16 PM
Updated: Nov. 5, 2018 9:21 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A probable cause hearing for a Tupelo teacher has been postponed until next week.

The hearing for Braden Bishop was delayed after he was not in attendance.

His attorney, Tony Farese, told the court his client was in a mental health facility in Meridian.

Lee County Prosecutor James Moore was scheduled to present evidence he says supports two counts of sexual battery and five counts of touching a child for lustful purposes.

The Tupelo Public School District notified Tupelo police of the allegations.

Detectives spent two days talking to witnesses before handing their findings to the prosecutor.

Moore says Bishop is accused of having a relationship with a student under the age of 18.

Judge Thomas Gardner reset the hearing for 9 a.m. Friday, November 9.

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