Middle school teacher arrested in sexting case

Metro police issue warning about scam targeting Davidson County (Image 1)
Metro police issue warning about scam targeting Davidson County (Image 1)

LEEDS, Ala. (AP) – A former Alabama middle school teacher is free on bond after being arrested on charges of sexting a 14-year-old boy.

Authorities say 31-year-old Ashley Casiday posted $100,000 bond after surrendering at the St. Clair County jail on Wednesday.

Casiday taught eighth-grade English at Leeds Middle School until she resigned on Feb. 19.

Now, authorities say she is charged with transmitting obscene material to a male student. The child's father alerted officials.

Court records aren't yet available to show whether Casiday has a lawyer.

At least 10 female teachers have been arrested statewide in similar cases since 2011.

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