COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – A former Evans Middle School teacher has been arrested for obscene contact with a student.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Evans Middle School administrators were alerted by the CCSO on Monday, August 22nd about an investigation into allegations against Herndon Burns, 34, for an inappropriate conversation on social media with a 13-year-old former student who had moved to another state.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says that Burns has been arrested on one count of misdemeanor charge of Obscene Contact With a Child.

Authorities say Burns was booked at the Columbia County Detention Center, but has since been released on a $1,100 bond.