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Teacher arrested for reportedly having sex with minors

Beth Scearce, 37, teaches at Christ Classical Academy in Dyersburg. Beth Scearce, 37, teaches at Christ Classical Academy in Dyersburg.

(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South teacher was arrested Wednesday for reportedly having sex with boys under the age of 18, according to officials.

Beth Scearce, 37, teaches at Christ Classical Academy in Dyersburg.

According to police, Scearce is charged with aggravated statutory rape. She is accused of having sex with two students.

Her charges are out of Lauderdale County, where she lives.

Scearce has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

Below is a statement sent from the school:

Christ Classical Academy is both surprised and shocked at the recent arrest of an employee of the Academy.  Per School Board policy, the employee has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation and any subsequent criminal charges.

Initially, it should be noted that there is no indication that any students or other employees of Christ Classical Academy were either in any way involved or even aware of the underlying conduct leading to the criminal charges made public yesterday.  Obviously, the Academy is not in a position to be aware of all conduct or communications between its employees and third parties or other persons not associated with the Academy in any way.

In the meantime, any further information regarding this matter, insomuch as it affects or relates to the Academy, shall be limited to that provided by counsel for Christ Classical with regard to this matter.

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