A Haywood County schoolteacher was arrested Wednesday and charged with statutory rape. This morning a Brownsville Police spokesman said Abby Elizabeth Hooper, 33, was charged late yesterday.
Police say the charges came as “a result of an investigation ordered by the Haywood County School Board.” No other details were provided.
Hooper was booked yesterday and after a bond hearing in general sessions court, was immediately released after posting bond.
The Haywood County School Board released a statement this morning saying, “Authorities are conducting an investigation into this matter. The Haywood County Board of Education has suspended the teacher without pay pending its investigation as well. The school will defer any further comments until the conclusion of the investigation.”
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