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Concord high school teacher accused of having relationship with male student

Concord high school teacher accused of having relationship with male student

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Katherine Ridenhour


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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