Byrapaka has been a teacher at Hephzibah Middle for two years, according to the Richmond County Board of Education website. She is also a full-time graduate student at Augusta University. Byrapaka teaches physical science and American government at the middle school.
A parent of Byrapaka's 13-year-old student said her son reported an alleged relationship with the teacher, Richmond County School System officials told the Augusta Chronicle. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office and RCBOE police investigated the claims Wednesday, which led to Thursday's arrest.