A high school English teacher in southern Alabama has been arrested for having sex with two of her students.
Ashley Nelson Hall, 33, was a 10th and 11th grade English teacher at Opp High School before she was arrested earlier this month. Authorities launched an investigation after they received an anonymous tip.
Hall has been charged with two counts school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19 years. She could face up to 20 years in jail for each charge should she be found guilty.
Friends and colleagues of Hall’s have been defending her in the weeks since she was arrested.
“I know this woman and she would never do this to a student!” one acquaintance wrote online, according to New York Daily News.
The Opp Police Department has not commented on their investigation. Hall has been freed from Covington County Jail on $700,000 bail and is now home awaiting trial.