Winner of 'best teacher' award arrested for sleeping with student

Police charged Elizabeth Scroggs with felony sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority.  She was charged because of an alleged sexual relationship with an 18-year-old male student, The DaltonDailyCitizen reported .

Scroggs is being held at the county jail without bond.

Despite the teen reportedly consenting to the relationship, Capt. Rick Swiney told The DaltonDailyCitizen that someone with supervisory or disciplinary powers over another cannot have a relationship with person he or she is in charge of.  Swiney used the example of a probation officer with an offender or a police officer with an inmate.

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The incident comes after an anonymous phone call Tuesday leading Whitfield County, Georgia school system administrators to evidence of Scroggs’ reported relationship with the teenager. (EliteDaily)

She was a three-time nominee for a local teaching award, nominated by her students.  She also was an assistant cheerleading coach and former girls cross country coach at Coahulla Creek High School. (DaltonDailyCitizen)

In 2010, she won the “Best of the Best” teaching award according to Elite Daily.

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