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Jennings teacher accused of improper relationship with student

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Rachel Gillespie Rachel Gillespie

A Jennings High School teacher is accused of having an improper relationship with a student.

Rachel Marie Gillespie, 26, was arrested on a warrant for for indecent behavior with a juvenile, according to Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey, spokesman for the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff Office

On August 22, deputies received a call from the school board, stating that a Jennings High School employee was alleged to have had an improper relationship with a student, stated Ivey.  An investigation was initiated and information gathered led detectives to request an arrest warrant. Due to conflicts, the District Attorney's Office and 31st Judicial District Judge have recused themselves.

The Attorney General's Office and a special judge were appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to handle prosecution of the complaint. 

Gillespie was booked into the parish jail on a $25,000 bond. 

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