High school teacher and cheerleading coach, 42, is arrested for 'having a sexual relationship with two students'
A 42-year-old Alabama teacher and cheerleading coach is accused of having a sexual relationship with two students at her school.
Carrie Cabri Witt was charged on Monday with two counts of a school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19.
Witt teaches history, psychology and social studies at Decatur High School, where she is also a coach for the varsity girls’ golf team and and junior varsity cheerleading.
Witt has been put on administrative leave with pay by Decatur High while the school investigates the situation.
Officials began an investigation on March 17, when the police department received information that a teacher in the Decatur City School system was having a sexual relationship with at least one student.
While interviewing people, investigators discovered a second victim, according to AL.com. The genders of the victims is unknown.
Witt was arrested on Monday after police contacted her at her home and took her to the Decatur Police Department for questioning.
Witt was booked into Decatur City Jail and later transferred to the Morgan County Jail in lieu of $10,000 aggregate bond.
Though the age of consent is 16 in Alabama, a law was passed in 2010 that made it a felony for a school employee to have sex with a student under 19 years old.