A North Carolina teacher who got a little too close to three of her students could spend the next few years in jail. 25-year-old Erin McAuliffe, who taught math at Rocky Mount Prep, is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with three male students, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old.
The alleged misconduct came to light on May 5, when the Rocky Mount Police Department was informed of the misbehavior by school officials. She was fired from her job the day prior because of the allegations, the school confirmed.
Police then launched an investigation to determine the extent of McAuliffeâs crime, interviewing multiple students and faculty members. They claim that the incidents took place off campus but have released no further details about what transpired or the identities of the victims.
McAuliffe now faces three counts of sexual activity with a student and one count of indecent liberties with a minor. She was held in Carteret County Jail on $20,000 bail and will have her first court appearance on June 12. If convicted, she could be punished with a jail sentence of five years or longer.
Her LinkedIn profile reveals that McAuliffe obtained a BA in Math from Methodist University in 2014 and began working at Rocky Mount, which has 1,300 students from grades K-12, in August 2016.