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Additional sex assault charges filed against Cumberland County teacher

Posted March 4, 2016 10:28 a.m. EST

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.

— 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.