Cabarrus County teacher charged with sex crimes against student

Cabarrus County teacher charged with sex crimes against student

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A local high school teacher has been arrested on charges of having a sexual relationship with a student.

Katherine Ross Ridenhour, 23, of Concord, was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 15, and charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a student. Ridenhour teaches at Cox Mill High School

On Monday, Nov. 13, the Concord Police Department was notified of a potential inappropriate consensual relationship between a student and teacher at Cox Mill High School. Further investigation corroborated the allegations that a 23-year-old female teacher was engaged in a relationship with a 17-year-old male student, law enforcement said.

Ridenhour was taken before a Cabarrus County Magistrate where she received a written promise to appear in court.

Ronnye Boone, director of communications for Cabarrus County Schools, said state law restricts the district from releasing specific information on the case.

“Ms. Ridenhour resigned from Cabarrus County Schools, effective Nov. 14, 2017,” Boone said. “She began working for the district in August 2016 as a family and consumer science teacher at Cox Mill High School.”

This investigation is ongoing, and more information will be added as it comes available.

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