Crime

High School Choir Director Charged With Sexual Battery Of Student

| by Kathryn Schroeder
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A former teacher at DeSoto Central High School in Mississippi has been arrested on charges of sexual battery against a minor student.

Megan Morgan, 29, was the choir director at the high school prior to her arrest, WMC Action News 5 reports.

She faces two counts of sexual battery of a minor.

The school district verified Morgan has been removed from her position.

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“Megan Morgan is no longer an employee with DeSoto County Schools…Our school district is fully cooperating with law enforcement in this investigation,” the district’s statement reads.

The family of the student filed a police report, prompting Morgan’s arrest.

According to police, she had an inappropriate encounter with a minor student.

Parents at the school have had a strong response to the news.

"They should be a role model," parent Lynn Lindsey told FOX 13. "They should be someone the children look up to and someone everyone should want to be like."

Parent Jill Elliott was surprised at the low bond amount—$25,000 per charge—Morgan was given.

“That’s all?” Elliott asked.

"Appalled. Kind of speechless. It's just not right. I don't know what's gotten into people these days, especially a teacher,” a parent at the school told WMC Action News 5. “They vow to take care of our kids. They are supposed to teach them right from wrong. You have no morals if you're going to do that to a child.”

Students declined to speak with FOX 13, stating they have been told to not talk about the incident outside of school.

Morgan posted her bond and was released.

Sources: WMC Action News 5, FOX 13 / Photo Source: WMC Action News 5