AN assistant principle had sex with a teen pupil as many as six times over the course of four months, police say.
Lisa Rothwell, 34, was arrested on Friday accused of having oral sex and intercourse with the 17-year-old.
Her alleged victim is a pupil at Stuart W Cramer High School where she works on a $66,000 (£53,700) per year salary.
Rothwell is accused of having sexual contact with the child between April 1 and July 31, the Gaston Gazette reported.
The 10-year employee of Gaston County Schools now faces six counts of felony sexual activity with a student by a school employee.
She is not facing child molestation charges as the age of consent in North Carolina is 16.
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Rothwell has been suspended with pay pending her trial – while her school profile has been removed from the Stuart W Cramer website.
It is unclear as yet how her alleged crimes came to the attention of police.
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Rothwell was emotional during her initial court appearance Friday – where she was supported by her husband and his family.
Defense attorney Trippe McKeny told WSOCTV: “Everybody is shocked and completely flabbergasted.”
A judge yesterday refused to lower the $1million bond Rothwell is being held on.
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