Former Hancock High teacher arrested

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A former Hancock High School teacher is under arrest, accused of sexual battery involving a student.

Sheriff Ricky Adam said the 42-year-old teacher was arrested Thursday night in Biloxi. He's charged with sexual battery while in the position of trust or authority over the child.

A criminal investigation was launched after school administrators learned about the suspected sexual activity and alerted the sheriff's department. If you have any information that could help investigators, call the sheriff's department at (228) 466-6910.

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