A private school teacher and married mother of two in South Carolina is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teen football player.
Reagan Anderson, 27, was arrested on Nov. 15 and charged with two counts of felony sexual battery with a child 17 years of age. In South Carolina, the charges are punishable with up to five years in prison.
Anderson was released on a $2,500 bond, but a judge ordered Anderson to wear a GPS monitor and not have contact with the victim or the victim’s family.
Anderson was a teacher at the Holly Hill Academy — a private Christian prep school roughly 60 miles northwest of Charleston, South Carolina.
According to the arrest warrant, the sexual assaults took place at a residence on Oct. 22 and at a Pizza Hut parking lot on Oct. 28.
The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the teacher sex scandal allegations on Nov. 8 after rumors started swirling at the Holly Hill Academy.
Law & Crime reported, “Students and a coach had reportedly noticed a photo of the suspect on the boy’s phone, as well as Snapchat activity that set off alarm bells. Anderson allegedly sent the student nude images on Snapchat.”
Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said, “We began investigating immediately after being notified of these allegations in order to prevent any further inappropriate contact with students. If anyone has any more information, they are asked to get in touch with us.”
When confronted by school officials, Anderson reportedly denied the illicit accusations.
During Anderson’s bond hearing on Nov. 16, the mother of the victim blasted the ex-teacher.
“A trusted coach, teacher, and friend that abused our trust and violated her oath as an educator, and has ruined our son’s life,” the mother said. “He should be 100 percent focused on being a fun-loving, football-playing young man, but this predator has robbed him of that ability.”
Brandy Mullennax — the head of Holly Hill Academy — sent a letter to parents that read: “Holly Hilly Academy was made aware last week of allegations regarding an inappropriate relationship between a staff member and upper school student. The administration immediately contacted law enforcement.”
“As a small school community, we strive to always provide a safe and secure learning environment for all our students,” Mullennax added, according to WCSC. “We cannot comment on this matter further at this time other than to assure you that we will continue to work with law enforcement and provide the needed support for our students and staff as we deal with this situation.”
Mullennax said that students and parents would be provided with resources to help get through the situation.
The statement from the school noted that Anderson is no longer employed at Holly Hill Academy.
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