TCHS teacher fired

The Taylor County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to terminate the employment of Taylor County High School (TCHS) teacher Christine Bennett, 24, who was arrested and charged with one count of sexual battery last week after admitting to investigators she had been involved in a sexual relationship with a student.

Superintendent of Schools Paul Dyal’s stated recommendation was that the board fire Bennett and at Tuesday’s meeting, School Board Member Danny Lundy offered a motion to do so, seconded by School Board Member Darrell Whiddon.

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