Jennifer Marie Perry

Jennifer Marie Perry, 27, of Odenville was arrested on charges of being a school employee while having improper sexual conduct with a student aged 19 or under. Perry was a teacher at Pinson Valley High School until she resigned on Feb. 24, amid rumors that she committed a sex act with a 17-year-old male student.

A former teacher at Pinson Valley High School has been arrested on charges that she had inappropriate sexual conduct with a male student.

Jennifer Marie Perry, 27, of Odenville has been charged with being a school employee while having sexual conduct with a student under 19 years old. She surrendered at the Jefferson County Jail on Monday and posted $30,000 bond.

PVHS administrators notified the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in February that Perry had come forward, claiming that a rumor was circulating at the school which claimed she had performed a sex act with the student. Perry resigned her teaching position on February 24, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

Investigators looked into the rumor, and obtained an arrest warrant for Perry last Friday.

Perry taught English at Pinson Valley.

A spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Schools declined to comment, citing the system's longstanding policy of refraining from comment when law enforcement becomes involved with a case.

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