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Missing teen may be with teacher accused of sexual battery

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Police in Mississippi say a teenage boy is missing and may be with a former teacher who is accused of sexual battery.

Posted: May 1, 2018 10:05 AM
Updated: May 1, 2018 10:07 AM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi say a teenage boy is missing and may be with a former teacher who is accused of sexual battery.

News outlets report 16-year-old Oscar O'Neal II was last seen at his home early Monday and was reported missing around 7 a.m. Hattiesburg spokesman Ryan Moore says in a release that O'Neal may be with 30-year-old Nicole Jackson, a former teacher at the Earl Travillion Attendance Center. Citing Moore, WDAM-TV reports Jackson resigned and surrendered to police after authorities investigated reports of an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Jackson was arrested April 10 on a charge of sexual battery by a person in a position of trust or authority. She was released on bail. The two may be traveling in a dark blue Chevy impala.

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