Ex-Cumberland teacher faces student sex charges
Posted February 8
Fayetteville, N.C. — A former Cumberland County teacher was arrested Monday on charges that she had a sexual relationship with a student, authorities said.
Laura Garrigus, 30, of Barber Avenue in Fayetteville, was charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a student and two counts of sexual offense with a student. She was being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $200,000 secured bond.
A 17-year-old female student of the Cumberland International Early College, which is on the campus of Fayetteville State University, told authorities in December that she had been involved in a physical relationship with Garrigus since October.
Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Frank Till said Garrigus resigned in December.
Till said the alleged relationship occurred off-campus and no other students are believed to be involved.