TN. school band director charged in student rape www.privateofficer.com
47-year-old James Edward Tucker is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl at the school in Lawrence County. Tucker has only taught at the school this year. Prior to that he taught in Maury County.
School officials say Tucker has been suspended without pay.
The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, a school resource officer and school officials recently began investigating the allegations after hearing rumors at school about Tucker and the girl.
Tucker is being held without bond in the Lawrence County jail. He is charged with statutory rape by authority figure. He will be sent for a mental evaluation