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A Coahulla Creek teacher has been arrested on a sexual assault charge after officials say she had a sexual relationship with a male student.

Elizabeth Scroggs, 32, of Ringgold, was charged Wednesday with felony sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority for having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old Coahulla Creek student.

Capt. Rick Swiney with the sheriff’s office said she was picked up at the school Wednesday morning.

Eric Beavers, spokesman for Whitfield County Schools, said the central office received an anonymous call Tuesday about the relationship and called in the sheriff’s office to investigate.

Swiney said the relationship began in December. None of the acts between the two happened on school property.

The student was a willing participant in the relationship, Swiney said.

Beavers said any next steps will have to be determined by the board of education.

Scroggs has been with the school system since 2006, teaching at New Hope Middle School and the career academy before becoming the language arts teacher at Coahulla Creek in 2011.

She is being held in the county jail without bond.

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