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North Forsyth teacher charged with indecent liberties with student

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Alexandria Shanae Bennett

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A teacher recently fired from North Forsyth High School has been arrested for taking indecent liberties with a male student following an investigation that began in October, according to police.

Alexandria Shanae Bennett, 24, of Greensboro, was charged with two felony counts of indecent liberties with a student.

A staff member overheard students talking about a possible incident and reported it to administrators. Administrators then relayed the information to Winston-Salem police and an investigation was conducted.

Bennett was suspended without pay in late October after Superintendent Beverly Emory learned of the allegations. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education approved Bennett’s dismissal on Tuesday.

She had been in her second year teaching at North Forsyth and for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

She was issued a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 12.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.

4 comments

  • Tim

    But yet North Carolina wants to increase teachers pay to hire ‘ Hot Teachers’…..haha Keep these hilarious stories coming!

  • Teacher

    This story is tragic on multiple levels; the obvious being the crime. However, once again a “teacher” has added fuel to the fire for legislators and non-educators to continue their plight to demean and discredit the profession. This story, in no way, speaks for the large majority of teachers who give all they have to educate children with little in return. Understand, BEFORE you pass judgment on us all, there are bad apples everywhere: in the church, at your job, in politics and in your home. If you wish to attack; attack the person NOT the profession.

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