After a month-long police investigation, a 25-year-old math teacher at a North Carolina private school has been arrested for and charged with allegedly having sexual encounters with three students. The boys — minors, aged 17 and 16 — are all students at Rocky Mount Preparatory in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, where Erin Elizabeth McAuliffe taught until she was fired early last month.
McAuliffe began working at the school as a math teacher in 2016. She was arrested and charged officially this past Thursday, according to a report from the Rocky Mount Telegram newspaper. Local police charged McAuliffe with “three counts of sexual activity with a student and one count of indecent liberties with a minor.”
Rocky Mount police have stated their investigation into the situation began when the school reported an inappropriate relationship to authorities on May 5, 2017. After conducting interviews with staff and students, McAuliffe was subsequently arrested and charged. As detailed in the Daily Mail, McAuliffe was reportedly fired a day before the police were sent tips on her alleged activity.
According to information available on her various social media profiles, McAuliffe is a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and graduated from the local public high school in 2010. Following high school, she attended Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she was a member of the math club and the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.
At the time of this writing, McAuliffe was being held under $20,000 bail and in custody at the Carteret County jail. She has a court appearance date of June 12.
If McAuliffe is found guilty of her charges, she could be facing up to five years in prison.
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