Jessica Marie Deck is a high school teacher in North Carolina who has been arrested and charged for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old male student.

Jessica Marie Deck

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The 28-year-old Jessica Marie Deck (mug shot photo above) is a science teacher at Sun Valley High School in Monroe, North Carolina.

According to a report from WBTV, quoting the Union County Sheriff’s Office, officials at the high school notified police authorities after allegations surfaced that Deck had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Investigators met with her at the school and thereafter obtained a warrant for her arrest. She was booked into Union County jail and charged with indecent liberties with a student. She was released the same day after posting bond.

The investigation is still underway and, as such, very few details were released, according to WBTV, including where the alleged sexual incident between Jessica Marie Deck took place or whether or not there had been an ongoing relationship. The report quotes a police source who says that detectives are attempting to determine if there were additional incidents of sexual contact.

As for Jessica Marie Deck’s bio and professional background, what has been reported is that she has been a teacher at Sun Valley High School since August 2012 and taught chemistry as well as honors chemistry and honors physics. The Charlotte Observer reports that she was among the teachers who were recipient in 2013 of a “Bright Ideas” grant from Union Power Cooperative. The grants are given to “fund innovative projects.”

In the aftermath of her arrest Deck was suspended with pay, according to officials with Union County Schools.

A video report is below. Check back for updates on this developing story.