Alabama PE teacher charged with having sex with student, sheriff says

Published 4:21 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2023

An Alabama PE teacher has been arrested after authorities charged her with having sex with a high school student, a local sheriff’s office reported.

The investigation began on November 30, when school officials in Marshall County and Marshall County Sheriff’s Office deputies received information of a school employee acting inappropriately with a student at Asbury High School.

An investigation was immediately initiated by investigators and school officials, Marshall County Sheriff Phil Sims said.

Leslie Rains, 28, of Albertville, was charged with a school employee engaging in a sexual act with a student under the age of 19.

The charge is a class B felony in Alabama.

Rains was set a property bond at $25,000 and she was released shortly after her arrest.

Rains resigned from her position, the school district said.

“As soon as we received this report, my office and Marshall County school officials acting promptly to resolve this matter,” Sims said. “The individual was removed from further contact with any students during the investigation. We take the safety and protection of the students serious and when matters like this arise, we will act expeditiously.”