Daily Mail reports:
An Alabama high school science teacher has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student.
Courtney Wallace, 28, was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with one felony count of a school employee having sex with a student under the age of 19.
Prosecutors say the Maryland native was also sending the underage victim photos. Her bond has been set at $30,000.
Hale County District Attorney Michael Jackson characterized the case as a ‘sad state of affairs’, according to Tuscaloosa News.
Wallace is employed as a science teacher at Greensboro High School in Hale County.
The alleged affair involving the teacher and her student came to light on December 12 when an assistant principal at Greensboro contacted the teen’s mother saying he had received information about Wallace and the 17-year-old boy, according to WBRC.
School official then met with the mother, and the following day an investigation into the allegations was launched.
The school’s website lists Courtney Wallace as a science teacher.
A native of Baltimore, Wallace has lived in Alabama for the past 12 years and earned a degree in biology from the University of Alabama.
A day before her arrest, Wallace posted a meme on her Facebook page featuring a quote from Luke 6:27-28 that reads: ‘bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.’
She accompanied the Bible verse with a status update that declared: ‘People want to steal you joy, Don’t let them!!’