A veteran Georgia faculty administrator had a sexual relationship with a pupil and supplied booze for underage youngsters at a Halloween social gathering, authorities allege.
Rachelle Louise Terry, 43, was arrested on a number of costs, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation introduced Thursday.
The Terry probe — she’s been with the Murray County faculty district for greater than 20 years — started Nov. 9, when the superintendent contacted the sheriff’s workplace concerning the alcohol-fueled social gathering with underage youngsters, based on the Dalton Day by day Citizen.
“I consider there had been a parental grievance,” Murray County Sheriff Jimmy Davenport informed the newspaper.
Terry faces one rely of statutory rape, two of kid molestation — and 10 of furnishing alcohol to minors throughout the Halloween social gathering, the GBI stated in its press launch.
As of Sunday afternoon, Terry remained in custody on the county jail, the sheriff’s workplace confirmed.
Terry has been positioned on paid administrative depart, the varsity system informed Fox Chattanooga. A faculty spokesperson informed the outlet the district was “shocked and saddened” concerning the legal costs.
“These are extraordinarily critical costs,” the spokesperson stated. “The protection and well-being of our college students are at all times a prime precedence for the Murray County College.”
Terry earns $110,000 a yr, and is the director of federal packages, the Dalton Day by day Citizen reported.
The sheriff’s workplace turned the probe over to the Conasauga District Legal professional’s Workplace for the reason that sheriff’s workplace supplies security officers to the varsity system, Davenport informed the newspaper.
As soon as the DA’s workplace unearthed a doable alleged sexual relationship between Terry and a pupil, the workplace on Nov. 23 requested the GBI become involved. The probe is ongoing.