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School officials said Melissa Arnold has been with the Warren County school system for years and never had any problems until recent accusations.
Arnold, a school bus driver for the last 10 years, was arrested on Monday after a grand jury indicted her on three counts of statutory rape and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor
According to the court documents, Arnold had sex with a 17-year-old boy in December and a 15-year-old boy between January and May of this year.
The charges allege she provided the boys with alcohol and aided the youngest boy in unruly behavior, including not going to school.
The Warren County district attorney said she is barred ethically from saying too much about the ongoing case, but said the investigation began about a month and a half ago with a phone call into her office regarding a bus driver at the high school.
School officials said Arnold’s suspension came before this school year started, and she will remain suspended without pay until her case works its way through the court system.
The local sheriff said Arnold posted $40,000 bond and is out of jail. She will be arraigned in court next month.