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Allegations surface against Wayne teacher

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating claims that a teacher at Southern Wayne High School had sexual contact with students.

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DUDLEY, N.C. — The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating claims that a female teacher at Southern Wayne High School had sexual contact with students.

The superintendent's office told the school board of the allegations, a member of the board said.

The superintendent's office said the teacher of exceptional children was put on paid administrative leave Nov. 17.

School and law enforcement sources declined to identify the teacher further, saying that no charges have been filed.

The sheriff's office said it has been investigating the case for about three weeks.

The State Bureau of Investigation is also investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by another Wayne County teacher.

That teacher has also been on paid administrative leave from Charles B. Aycock High School since late September.

No charges have been filed in that case either.

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Mike Charbonneau, Reporter

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