A HIGH school teacher has been arrested by cops after allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old student.
Amber Turnage, a former biology teacher at Provine High School in Jackson, Mississippi, US, was charged with six counts of sexual battery for having intercourse with and performing other sexual acts on the student.
An attorney for the teen claimed the affair was discovered after several students reported Turnage, who is married with children, to school staff.
“My client was entrapped by a sexual scam," said Warren Martin, the unnamed boy’s lawyer.
"This teacher saw him, preyed upon him and when she realised he was close to revealing her criminality, she sought efforts to conceal it by offering my client cash payments."
INVESTIGATION: Amber Turnage allegedly filmed herself having sex with a student
Martin claimed the allegations had been reported to the appropriate authorities and his client is "distraught".
Graphic videos depicting sexual acts, including one showing the teacher performing oral sex, were said to have been posted across social media.
Jackson Public School District released a statement on the allegations.
It read: “The District takes these allegations very seriously and is conducting a thorough investigation.
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“The teacher involved has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.
“Once the investigation is complete, JPS will take the appropriate action.
“We have reported this matter to our local law enforcement agency. The Department of Human Services and the Mississippi Department of Education has also been notified.
“The safety and well-being of our students is of utmost importance and a top priority.”
Source: UK Daily Star