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Former Leeds Middle School teacher investigated for alleged misconduct with student

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LEEDS, AL (WBRC) -

The Leeds Schools Superintendent confirms that a former Leeds Middle School teacher has resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct with a student.

FOX6 News has learned that the woman taught 8th grade English and was at the school for a year and a half.

Superintendent John Moore says the father of the student alerted the principal Tuesday night. Wednesday morning, Moore and the principal met with the teacher.

Moore says the teacher submitted her resignation this morning and the school board approved it Wednesday afternoon.

The Leeds Police Department and DHR have taken over investigation of the alleged crime. Chief Byron Jackson says in a press release that the investigation is ongoing and the department has no other information to release at this time. The teacher has not been arrested or charged so FOX6 News will not identify her at this time.

Moore said he hopes this incident doesn't shed a negative light on other teachers in the school system.

"Our teachers are credible and they are good and they are decent and they do care about students. I would hate for anyone, I would hate for the public to think just because one person perhaps made a bad decision that all teachers are bad decision makers when they're not," said Moore.

 Moore says the school will offer counseling to the student.

Reporter Vanessa Araiza is following up on the story so check back for updates and follow her on Twitter @AraizaReport. Tune in to FOX6 News at 6, 9 and 10 for her on-air reports.

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