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Additional sex assault charges filed against Cumberland County teacher

Posted March 4

Laura Garrigus appears in a Cumberland County courtroom on Feb. 8, 2016, on charges that she had a sexual relationship with one of her students.
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— The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office filed additional sexual assault charges Thursday against a teacher at Cumberland International Early College who was charged last month with having a sexual relationship with a student.

The new charges allege that Laura Garrigus, 30, of Barber Avenue in Fayetteville, had a sexual relationship with another student at the early college that went on between October and December 2015.

Garrigus was charged Thursday with seven felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a student by a teacher and six felony counts of sexual activity with a student by a teacher.

Garrigus, who has remained in jail after being charged with with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a student and two counts of sexual offense with a student in February, is now being held under a $325,000 secured bond, officials said. 

Garrigus is scheduled to make a court appearance on the new charges Friday at 2:30 p.m.

The early college is on the campus of Fayetteville State University. Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Frank Till said Garrigus resigned in December.

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  • Amanda Robinson Mar 7, 2016
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    My point of it being a joke more or less because it's a female teacher still stands, no matter the sex of the student.

  • John Snow Mar 5, 2016
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    The student was a female.

  • Amanda Robinson Mar 5, 2016
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    It's truly disgusting that this is a joke because it involved an older woman and a younger boy. I wonder if it would still be funny if this were a young girl with an older man? It's not funny, it's inappropriate and the definition of a double standard.

  • Nathaniel Hopkins Mar 4, 2016
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    she's a cutie for sure

  • Chad Johnson Mar 4, 2016
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    Where was she at when I was in school!!?