A female maths teacher in North Carolina, Erin McAuliffe, is behind bars after she was accused of having sex with three teenage pupils.
The 25-year-old McAuliffe, was arrested by the North Carolina police after colleagues and pupils at Rocky Mount Preparatory were interviewed in a month-long probe.
The maths tutor is alleged to have had sex with three teenage boys, two aged 17 and a 16-year-old, away from school, police said.
An investigation was launched after admin staff at the school tipped off cops about the suspected misconduct.
McAuliffe has been charged with three counts of sexuality activity with a student and one of indecent liberties with a minor.
According to Mirror, she has been sacked from the school 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.
She is due in court on Monday.
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.”
McAuliffe also worked to “develop alternate enrichment activities and modifications in student programs to increase student understanding.”