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Former ACCS teacher arrested following relationship with student

NATCHEZ — A former Adams County Christian School teacher was arrested Monday after she allegedly maintained a relationship with a teenage female student.

Stephanie L. Adams, 39, 7096 Guedon Road, was arrested and charged with touching a child for lustful purposes.

Adams

Adams

Natchez Police Department Detective Jerry Ford said investigators began looking into the relationship after the 17-year-old student’s parents read an exchange of text messages between their child and Adams.

“We interviewed the student, talked to some other witnesses and confirmed that the teacher and the student had been involved in a dating relationship,” Ford said. “Apparently, the teacher had been involved in some inappropriate misconduct with the student.”

Ford said Adams has since been fired from ACCS.

Adams is still listed on the school’s website as being a first-grade teacher who received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Alcorn State University.

ACCS Headmaster David King was unavailable for comment Tuesday.

Adams listed Natchez attorney Tim Cotton as her legal counsel, with a preliminary hearing set for Aug. 13.

Her bond was set at $25,000 Monday.