A teacher has been arrested in North Georgia after reports that she had an intimate sexual relationship with a middle school student.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports it received information regarding the relationship between physical education teacher Shawnetta D. Reece, 40, and a then 15-year-old student. The student was moving from the 8th grade into the 9th grade during the alleged incident.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to look into the allegations dating back to 2013. The Union County Sheriff’s Office is still assisting with the investigation, however, Reece was arrested and charged with child molestation and sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority.

Once the investigation is complete, it will be provided to the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney for prosecution.

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Jessica Szilagyi is statewide contributor for All On Georgia and Market Manager for Southeast Georgia. Her main focus with All On Georgia is state and local politics as well as agriculture. She’s served as a policy analyst at the State Capitol and as a campaign manager in political races across the state.

She writes for GeorgiaPol.com and has two blogs of her own: ‘The Perspicacious Conservative’, a political blog, and ‘Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers’, a blog on moving from Atlanta to rural Georgia. Jessica is also a contributor for Fox5 Atlanta’s ‘Like it Or Not.’

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