Muscle Shoals teacher arrested for sex with teen www.privateofficer.com
Amanda Watkins has been charged with second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy. She was transferred to the Colbert County Jail. Bond was set at $15,000. Watkins posted bond and was released on Monday.
Dr. Richard Gardner, Sheffield’s Superintendent of Education, said Watkins teaches 8th grade English at Sheffield Junior High. Gardner said the accusations involve a student who is currently in the 9th grade. He said the teen was a student in Watkins’ class last year.
Superintendent Gardner said Watkins has worked for Sheffield City Schools for at least six years and that she is considered an excellent teacher. He said that the status of her employment would be determined once the facts of the case are clear.
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