Burke County High School teacher charged, accused of sexual assault

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(WJBF) – A Burke County High School teacher is behind bars, accused of assaulting one of his students.

50-year-old Eddie Byrd faces multiple charges to include Sexual Assault, Inticing a Child for Indecent Purposes and Non-Aggravated Child Molestation.

His alleged victim was 15-years-old.

According to the police report, there were multiple meet ups and they did not happen on school grounds.

The Burke County School System tells NewsChannel 6 as soon as they heard of Byrd’s arrest he was immediately placed on leave with pay.

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