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Kimberly Waddell Macemore, 24, of Wilkesboro

Kimberly Waddell Macemore, 24, of Wilkesboro

WILKES COUNTY, N.C. – A high school teacher in Wilkes County has been charged with having sexual relations with two students.

The Wilkes Journal-Patriot reported that Kimberly Waddell Macemore, 24, of Wilkesboro, has been charged with six felony counts of sexual offense with a student.

The suspect had been a second year English teacher at West Wilkes High School. School officials said she has since been suspended without pay.

The offenses allegedly involved two male students at West Wilkes, both 17 at the time.

Investigators said the sexual offenses allegedly occurred between Oct. 1, 2013, and Jan. 1, of this year and did not occur at the school.

The suspect is also accused of writing an English paper for a student, which was presented under his name. She also allegedly gave alcohol to a minor.

Authorities said the suspect was arrested Thursday after being found in an upstairs closet at the Liberty Theater on Main Street with her boyfriend.

The suspect was jailed under a $25,000 secured bond, which was later reduced to $14,900. She has since been released from custody and has court planned for July 23.

Read more: The Wilkes Journal-Patriot