September 15, 2013

Diana Farnell - Teacher - Jailed After Having Sex With Student

Monroe, NC (The Weekly Vice) - Diana Farnell, a 28-year-old English teacher at Union Academy Charter School, was jailed Thursday after she allegedly had sex with a student.

According to Monroe Police, an investigation was launched Tuesday after detectives received a tip about an alleged inappropriate relationship that Farnell was having with a student.

Police spokesperson, Pete Hovaneck, stated that Farnell admitted to the charge after detectives gathered "a lot of information" about the alleged relationship.

Although the student is now 17 years old, reports indicate that the alleged relationship began earlier in the year when the student was 16.

After failing to notify parents about the arrest, school officials were asked by a reporter if they had anything to say to concerned parents about the arrest.  Union Academy Headmaster, Ann Walters, replied "This is a personnel issue and I'm not allowed to speak about it."

Farnell was booked into the Union County Jail and charged with one count of sex offense with a student. She was released after posting $10,000 bond.

Police say that the investigation is ongoing and that additional charges may be forthcoming.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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