Teacher Charged After Being Caught With Ninth Grader

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) - A Sheffield Junior High School
teacher has been charged with rape and sodomy after authorities
said she was caught with a Sheffield High ninth-grader.

Police detective Capt. Lanny Coan tells the TimesDaily that
38-year-old Amanda Watkins was charged on Monday and has been
transferred to the Colbert County Jail.

Coan said her bail is set at $15,000.

A police officer caught Watkins and the 15-year-old student
Saturday night in a car parked behind Covenant Christian School.

Coan said the two were trying to get their clothes on when the
officer pulled up.

The second-degree charges are Class B felonies and are
punishable by two to 20 years in prison.
Information from: TimesDaily, http://www.timesdaily.com/

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