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Alabama high school worker arrested for sex act with student

ELBA, Alabama (WDHN) – The secretary at Elba High School has been arrested for engaging in sex with a student under the age of 19.

Police arrested Martha Pope, 43, and charged her with being a school employee engaging in sex with a student. A source told WDHN News that the student was a 16-year-old boy.

Elba Superintendent Chris Moseley told WDHN News Pope has been put on paid administrative leave as the matter is under investigation.

WDHN News will be at the Elba Town School Board meeting next Tuesday, where the board can discuss the allegation.

Pope was taken to Coffee County Jail and released on $ 5,000 bail.