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Autumn Faulkner, a 7th grade teacher from Elkins Middle School in Randolph County, WV, has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a former student.
The 15-year-old boy in question had Ms. Faulkner as his social studies teacher when he was in the 7th grade, but no mention has been made as to when exactly the relationship between the two began. It is unclear why the police had probable cause to get a warrant to search the 26-year-old Faulkner’s home, but it is said they collected evidence both from her home and seized her 2004 Pontiac Vibe in the search.
Ms. Faulkner has been charged with one count of sexual abuse by a guardian and is being held on $50,000 bond in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail. If convicted she could face from 10 to 20 years in prison.
UPDATE 12/27/10: Charges against Autumn Faulkner have been dismissed.
This women now joins the roll call of teacher sex scandals for 2009!