A female teacher is accused of having sex with three of her pupils.
Erin McAuliffe was arrested after a number of colleagues and pupils were interviewed during a month-long police probe.
The 25 year-old reportedly slept with three boys – two 17, one 16 – in a location away from school, said police.
An investigation was launched after admin staff at her school tipped off police about alleged misconduct involving the Maths tutor.
McAuliffe has been charged with three counts of sexuality activity with a student and one of indecent liberties with a minor.
She has been sacked from Rocky Mount Preparatory, North Carolina, where she had worked since last August.
Her bosses said: ‘We have been fully cooperative with local law enforcement during the course of their handling of this matter.’
McAuliffe is being held at Carteret County Jail after she was taken into custody on Thursday.
The Rocky Mount job was the first time McAuliffe worked as a teacher full-time, according to her Linkedin profile.
She also offered ‘after-school tutoring to help struggling students improve their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.’
She is due in court on Monday.
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