EUFAULA, Ala. (WDHN) — A Eufaula school employee now faces criminal charges after police say she engaged in sexual conduct with a minor.
According to the Eufaula Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Divisions, Amy S. Priest, 44, of Eufaula had sex with a student under the age of 19 at least twice. An EPD states the incidents did not happen on school property.
Police arrested Priest Monday, charging her with two counts of school employee engaging in sex with student under 19 years old. She is now in the Eufaula City Jail with a $50,000 bond.
Eufaula City Schools also sent WDHN the following statement:
Eufaula City Schools was notified of possible misconduct involving an employee and a student. The employee was immediately removed from the school and according to state law was placed on administrative leave with pay as an investigation is completed. Due to the potential criminal nature of this acquisition, the Eufaula Police Department is handling the investigation, and public comments are limited due to the active investigation. We are in constant contact with the police department and will continue with full cooperation. Keeping students safe is our first priority.
The investigation is still ongoing.