Sylacauga police are investigating a case involving sexual misconduct allegations against a teacher. 31-year-old Rodricus Thomas is charged with second degree rape along with "school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19." Police arrested him on December 29th. He was taken to the Talladega County jail with bond at $20,000 for each charge. According to a school website, Thomas taught 6th grade P.E. at Nichols-Lawson Middle School. The school system has placed Thomas on administrative leave pending the investigation.