Heather Lynne Henry (Courtesy/Mercer County Jail)

Grade school teacher on leave, accused of sexual contact with teenage boy

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Heather Lynne Henry, a Celina resident and teacher at Immaculate Conception School, posted bond Tuesday night to earn her release from the Mercer County Jail. She was booked into the county jail Monday after police arrested her. 

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Henry has been charged with three counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor, according to police. Court records allege the violations occurred over the school’s Christmas break, Dec. 22, New Year's Eve and Jan. 5. 

Arraignment is scheduled for Friday.

The teenager is not a Celina resident or a student at Immaculate Conception, Celina Police Chief Tom Wale said in a media release. 

Principal Polly Muhlenkamp emailed parents of students at the private Catholic school that a teacher had been placed on administrative leave. 

Muhlenkamp told parents she was made aware of an allegation that "one of our teachers has had inappropriate contact with a minor." 

She said the leave is pending the results of the investigation, a practice she said is consistent with Archdiocese of Cincinnati policy. 

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