Former Etowah teacher accused of having sexual contact with students through photos, text messages

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ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. – An Anniston woman has been arrested for being sexually involved with high school students, according to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin.

Kayla Lynn Hodges, 31, of Anniston, was arrested Monday.  She is charged with four counts of a school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19, which is a misdemeanor.

Kayla Lynn Hodges (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)

Kayla Lynn Hodges (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff’s Office)

Investigators say Hodges sent sexual photos and text messages to four high school students while employed with the Etowah County Board of Education as a teacher.

Hodges resigned from the school system in January.

“After her resignation was accepted these allegations came to light,” said Etowah County Superintendent Alan Cosby. “We then contacted local law enforcement to report the information we had at the time and are fully cooperating with the Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office in this case.”

“This type of ridiculous behavior is completely uncalled for by someone who was trusted by the community to teach our kids,” Sheriff Entrekin said.

Hodges was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center on $5,000 property bond. As a condition of her bond Hodges is to report to Community Corrections, have no unsupervised contact with a minor and should not participate in any online social media applications.