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Highland M.S. teacher arrested for sex abuse

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Jessica Boyers (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Jessica Boyers (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jefferson County Public Schools teacher has been arrested after police say she sexually abused a student.

According to an arrest report, Louisville Metro Police were called to Buechel Park Thursday afternoon for a sex abuse investigation.

Police say a juvenile victim claimed to have had sexual contact with 24-year-old Jessica M. Boyers, a Jefferson County Public Schools teacher at Highland Middle School.

Boyers was the juvenile's teacher, according to the arrest report.

Boyers was arrested and charged with sexual abuse.

On Friday, a letter was sent home to the parents of students at the school.

"This morning, I became aware of a situation involving one of our teachers, Jessica Boyers," wrote Steve Heckman, principal at the school. "Louisville Metro Police arrested Ms. Boyers early this morning. She is charged with first-degree sexual abuse. The alleged incident did not occur during school hours or on school grounds. Please understand that, because this is an ongoing criminal investigation and personnel matter, this is the only information I am permitted to release."

Ben Jackey, a spokesman for JCPS, told WDRB Boyers was hired as a full-time teacher in October. Before that, she was a sub for less than a year. She will be assigned to "non-instructional duties" pending the outcome of the investigation.

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