A 23-year-old teacher at a high school in Concord was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly having a inappropriate relationship with a male student at the school.
Concord Police said Katherine Ross Ridenhour, a teacher at Cox Mill High School, was engaged in a consensual relationship with a 17-year-old student. She was taken before a Cabarrus County magistrate and charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a student, police said.
Police were notified of the alleged relationship Monday, said a statement from the department.
According to the school’s website, Ridenhour was the Junior Varsity cheerleading head coach, reported the Observer’s news partner WBTV. A spokesperson with Cabarrus County Schools told WBTV that Ridenhour resigned from the school district on Tuesday. She was no longer listed as a staff member Wednesday afternoon.
Liberty University lists her as a 2016 graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer science.
Ridenhour started working for the district in August 2016 as a family and consumer science teacher at the high school, WBTV reported.
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