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Teacher faces student sex charge

Posted March 4, 2009 12:28 p.m. EST
Updated March 4, 2009 4:43 p.m. EST

— A Southern Wayne High School teacher has been charged with engaging in sexual activity with a student, authorities said Wednesday.

Shannon Grace Herring, 32, of 728 Sykes Road in Kinston, was charged with two counts of sexual activity with a student.

Southern Wayne High officials told investigators in November that they believed a teacher engaged in improper conduct with a student, authorities said.

The charges stem from alleged activity between Herring and a 17-year-old student off school property, authorities said.