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Arkansas teacher arrested, believed to had “inappropriate relationship” with a student, report

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Clay County, Arkansas – Several weeks-long investigation resulted with the arrest of a former Rector school teacher believed to she had an “inappropriate relationship” with a student, police say.

According to police report, the former teacher was identified as the 22-year-old Sarah Beth Isom and she was arrested on Friday on charges of first-degree sexual assault.

The initial investigation started in July and Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller said they acquired enough evidence to prove the inappropriate relationship.

The ex-teacher was jailed in Clay County jail on Friday and released later the same day, currently awaiting a probable cause hearing.

The teacher was hired last year in the school as a part time teacher, but the school officials decided to hire them on a full-time basis for the upcoming school year. As soon they learned about the investigation, she was put on administrative leave and won’t teach students until further notice.

However, she decided to file her resignation on Friday just before she was arrested. School officials decided to not allow her on the campus.

The administration also said it would provide support and counseling to students who were affected.

This is a developing story. We will update the case with more details once available.

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