• Union Co. teacher accused of having sex with student

    By: Trish Williford

    Updated:

    UNION COUNTY, N.C. - A Sun Valley High School teacher was accused with having sex with a student, according to officials.

    Jessica Deck, 28, was charged with first-degree sex offense. Officials said she had consensual sex with a 17-year-old male student.

    Deck was questioned at the school Thursday.

    Ethan Parker is one of Deck's students and she teaches him chemistry.

    Parker said the news about his teacher's arrest spread like wildfire all over school.

    “Somebody said that in like my third period, and I just dismissed it and then it got serious she wasn't there in class,” Parker said.

    Deck remains behind bars Thursday night on a first-degree sex offense charge.

    She has been suspended from her teaching job with pay.

    Deck is due in court Friday.

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