A high school teacher in Lawrence County faces sex related offenses following his arrest for first-degree sexual abuse.
Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell said 31-year-old Jason Lyn Gasque was arrested Wednesday.
Mitchell said Gasque, a math teacher and coach at Speake High School, is accused of having inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old female student twice in a two-month period.
Gasque was released from the Lawrence County Jail on $5000.00 bond.
School officials said Gasque was placed on administrative leave with pay.
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