Alabama substitute teacher accused of having sex with student, sheriff says

Published 5:21 pm Friday, February 9, 2024

An Alabama substitute teacher has been arrested after police believe she engaged in a sexual act with a student.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said investigators received a complaint about a substitute teacher possibly having inappropriate relations with a student.

The complaint was investigated by DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and on Friday, Stephanie Mechelle Woods, 45, of Henagar, was arrested and booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center and charged with one count of being a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19 years.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: “I would like to thank our Investigations Unit and the Board of Education for their earnestness in getting this case taken care of. Our children have every right to feel safe at school, and parents have every right to expect it. Our children are our number 1 priority and we will protect them at all cost.”