Courtesy of Perry Police Department
Updated By: James Buechele
March 27, 2014, 8:30pm
School officials say Christine Bennett has been suspended with pay.
The school board will determine her employment at the board meeting on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
News Release: Perry Police Department
PERRY, Fla. – The Perry Police Department arrested Christine Bennett, 24, of Perry, Fla., for one count of sexual battery following allegations that she had illegal sexual conduct with a student. Bennett is a teacher at Taylor County High School.
The Perry Police Department began its investigation yesterday after law enforcement officials received an anonymous tip. The investigation shows Bennett had an inappropriate relationship with a male student. An arrest warrant was obtained and Bennett turned herself in.
She was booked into the Taylor County Jail on a $30,000 bond. The investigation will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 3rd Judicial Circuit.
The investigation is ongoing. If you have information that might help investigators, please contact the Perry Police Department at 850-584-5121.