Teacher Charged with Sexual Contact With Students
Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin says 31-year-old Kayla Hodges was arrested and is charged with four counts of a school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19, which is a misdemeanor. Investigators say Hodges is believed to have sent sexual photos and text messages to four high school students while employed with the Etowah County Board of Education as a teacher. Etowah County Superintendent Alan Cosby said, Mrs. Hodges resignation was accepted by the Etowah County Board of Education on January 7. After her resignation was accepted these allegations came to light. Hodges was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center on $5,000 property bond. As a condition of her bond Hodges is to report to Community Corrections, have no unsupervised contact with a minor and should not participate in any online social media applications.