WOODSTOCK, GA (WXIA) — Thirty-eight-year-old substitute teacher Laura Rich of Acworth was arrested last Friday, September 23, and charged with two counts of sexual assault by a teacher after an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives said that in early 2015, Rich had sex with a 16-year-old student, and that late in 2015, she had sex with an 18-year-old student. Investigators said both incidents took place at Rich’s Acworth home.
The Cherokee County School District initially notified the sheriff’s office of the allegations that launched the investigation.
After she was arrested and charged, Rich was released on $22,400 bond.
Rich is a former substitute teacher at Ace Academy in Canton. She was working at the school until August 19, 2016.
The Cherokee County School District sent 11Alive a statement saying, “[Ms. Rich] no longer is permitted to work as a substitute teacher in CCSD. Our School District has zero tolerance for inappropriate relationships between students and any adults serving in any capacity in our schools.”