Speech to Text for Tupelo High School teacher accused of sex crime
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of the tupelo teacher is accused of a sex crime. wtva's xavier harris joins us live with more details.. an affidavit was filed this week by attorney james moore, pushing to hold a probable cause hearing for tupleo broadcasting teacher branden bishop.... ." the tupelo police department are investigating an alleged sex crime with tupelo high school teacher branden bishop and a stundent under the age of eighteen... james moore/lee county attorney " before any charges can be filed a probable cause hearing must be held in the circuit court of lee county." at this time it is unclear what lead up to this investigation or who the student is moore says he has filed a petition with the circut clerk seeking a hearing on seven charges against bishop... "the affidavit indicates that these are some matters that occurred this year while mr. bishop was employed as a teacher." i have reached out to the school district to ask more question like is bishop still employeed at the school or if he is on leave but was unable to get any information... the school district says "we have referred this matter to local law enforcement authorities, who are conducting an investigation involving a tupelo high school teacher. due to applicable privacy laws, we are prohibited from disclosing non-public personnel matters. our no. 1 priority is a safe learning environment for all our students." according to attorney the are pushing for a hearing as early as this week coming up next on wtva nine news at 6 i spoke with some parents and resident in the arear hear their shocking reaction coming up next live in tupeloxavierharris wtva nine news. we have