- May 17, 2009
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Alissa McCommon, the fourth grade teacher recently charged with raping a 12-year-old, officially resigned her position last week.
The news came during a school board meeting last week.
“A few hours ago, I received a phone call from Ms. McCommon’s attorney. We have accepted her resignation,” said the school district’s attorney, Steve Shields. “She will no longer be with this school system in any form of a manner.”
Further, Shields explained the district is allowing law enforcement to handle the investigations into the sexual assaults which have been alleged.
Late last month, it was reported to the school board McCommon, who’d taught at Crestview Elementary School before joining Charger Academy this year, was engaged in inappropriate relationships with teenagers.
Covington police charged her with one count of rape of a child on Friday, Sept. 8. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
The investigation is being conducted jointly by the Covington Police Department and the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office. While specific details of the case have not been made public due to its sensitive nature, law enforcement officials have confirmed that the investigation is centered around accusations of improper relationships between the teacher and students.