Sumner County school teacher arrested for rape www.privateofficer.com
GALLATIN, Tenn.Oct 19 2011- A 25-year-old Sumner County teacher been arrested and charged with statutory rape.
Devri Ann DePriest, an employee of the Sumner County school system was arrested Tuesday afternoon after Gallatin Police received information about an inappropriate relationship between DePriest and a student.
DePriest worked as the director of the Rucker-Stewart Middle School band. According to her LinkedIn profile she has also worked as a student teacher at McGavock High School in Nashville and DuPont Tyler Middle School in Hermitage.
Jeremy Johnson, spokesman for Sumner County Schools said “Ms. DePriest has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal case against her.”
DePriest is being held in the Sumner County Jail pending a December 7th court date.