Speake, Ala., teacher charged with sexual abuse

By: MOULTON, Ala. (AP)
By: MOULTON, Ala. (AP)

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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