Teacher arrested for reportedly having sex with minors - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

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.

Copyright 2013 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Vigil held for victims of domestic violence

    Vigil held for victims of domestic violence

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:22:43 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:39:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas State University wrapped up its Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness week with a special vigil dedicated to victims who have died because of relationship violence.

    Arkansas State University wrapped up its Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness week with a special vigil dedicated to victims who have died because of relationship violence.

  • Police department to get new patrol units

    Police department to get new patrol units

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:19:58 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:25:48 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Tuckerman Police Department fleet will soon see some upgrades after the city was awarded a $50,000 grant.

    The Tuckerman Police Department fleet will soon see some upgrades after the city was awarded a $50,000 grant.

  • Lyft headed to Jonesboro

    Lyft headed to Jonesboro

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:54:53 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:39:10 GMT
    (Source: Lyft via Twitter)(Source: Lyft via Twitter)

    A nationally known ride-sharing company is now operating in Jonesboro as well as several other cities in the state. 

    A nationally known ride-sharing company is now operating in Jonesboro as well as several other cities in the state. 

Powered by Frankly