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CMS high school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old student

Police arrested a 25-year-old Harding University High School teacher on Wednesday, accusing her of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old male student.

Social studies teacher Jasmine Wooten was charged with the felony of taking indecent liberties against a student and is free on $50,000 unsecured bond, Mecklenburg County jail records show.

A second person with the same name teaches English at Harding, but she’s not charged in this case.

Wooten was arrested Wednesday morning after school resource officers alerted police to a “potential inappropriate relationship” between the teacher and student, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department news release.

Police said they spoke with the student and later interviewed Wooten at police headquarters. At the end of the interview, police obtained a warrant for her arrest.

Wooten was suspended with pay on Wednesday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

CMS hired her in August 2022.

Wooten didn’t reply to a phone message from The Charlotte Observer.

Police urged anyone with information about the incident to call CMPD at 704-432-8477 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tips line at 704-334-1600.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.