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Former elementary school teacher accused of molesting previous student

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A former elementary school teacher has been arrested for allegedly engaging in numerous sex crimes with a former student.

Sara Kathleen Majors was taken into custody on Feb. 22 after a four-month-long investigation by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit.

Deputies said Majors met the victim during her time as a teacher at Hurley Elementary School in Salisbury years ago. The crimes were allegedly committed every year from 2019 until 2022.

The victim was no longer a student at the elementary school when the sexual assault occurred, according to deputies.

The victim came forward last October, which led to the sheriff’s office investigation.

Majors has been charged with eight counts of performing a sex act with a student, 16 counts of indecent liberties with a minor, and 16 counts of statutory rape of a child 15 years of age or younger.

Deputies said after leaving Hurley Elementary School as a full-time teacher who had taught both third and fifth grade, Majors had most recently taught at the North Carolina Cyber Academy.

Rowan County Schools addressed Majors’ tenure there, saying, “Ms. Majors resigned from the Rowan-Salisbury School System in August of 2020. We were not aware of any accusations upon her resignation.”

A brother and sister told Channel 9′s Dave Faherty they had Majors as a teacher in grade school and spoke highly of her in the classroom.

“She took care of us like we were her family. She had nothing but respect for us,” they said.

“It seemed like she had the best intentions for everyone.”

On Monday, Majors’ attorney filed a motion asking for her bond to be reduced to $50,000, saying the bond right now is excessive. She goes back to court next week in Rowan County.

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