A North Carolina teacher has been arrested for allegedly having sex with an underage student at her school.
28-year-old Jessica Deck allegedly had sex with the teen at least once in the past month and was suspended without pay following her arrest and trial. Authorities launched an investigation after a school resource officer from Sun Valley Schools was tipped off about the affar and notified Union County Sheriffs.
Students at the school said that the chemistry teacher is a “good person” that may have just made a bad decision.
“It hit everybody like a brick wall,” Ethan Parker, a junior and in Deck’s chemistry class, told WBTV. “It was not something you would expect.”
He continued, “I think they’re both good people. He’s a good kid. He’s smart. He’s a good athlete. She’s a good teacher. She’s really smart.”
Deck was released from jail on Thursday night after posting bond. She’s expected to be in court Friday for an arraignment.