Athens teacher arrested, accused of ‘inappropriate’ relationship with student

An Athens teacher was arrested after authorities accused her of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Kara Elizabeth Coalson, 23, of Cumming, was booked into the Athens-Clarke County jail early Tuesday after turning herself in on an outstanding warrant, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. The Clarke Central High School math teacher was released the same day on a $11,200 bond, jail records show. 

Athens-Clarke County police obtained a warrant for Coalson on Monday. She is charged with sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority, according to jail records.

The Clarke County school district said in a statement that it became aware of a “potentially inappropriate incident that took place off campus involving a student and a teacher.”

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“District officials immediately contacted local law enforcement and the teacher was placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation,” the statement said.

Police were made aware of the sexual misconduct allegations April 17, the Banner-Herald reported. The nature of the misconduct is not known.

The school district said it notified officials at the Georgia Professional Standards Commission of the investigation.

No other details have been released.

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