A 28 year old Calhoun County high school teacher accused of being sexually involved with a 17 year old student was arrested Thursday. According to Sheriff Matthew Wade, Stephanie Henry Pruett was taken into custody on a charge of Engaging in a Sexual Act with a Student, which is a Class B Felony.
Wade said his office received information Thursday that Pruett had been involved with the male student since last October (2017), adding that investigators spoke with Pruett and the student – with both providing enough information to lead to formal charges being filed. If convicted, Pruett would be facing up to 20 years in prison and be required to register as a sex offender.
According to information on the Weaver High School website, she teaches history to juniors and sophomores in addition to a Bible-As-Literature class. She is currently on leave with pay.
Pruett is currently lodged in the Calhoun County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.