A former Iredell County teacher has been arrested on indecent liberties charges.
Elizabeth Lee Wright, age 30, was arrested on Aug. 21 for taking indecent liberties with a student, a felony. She was released after posting $3,ooo bail.
The alleged misconduct occurred between Oct. 1, 2019, and Aug. 12, 2020, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
A press release by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said that police had received information that included “possible improper conduct by a teacher. ” The release also said that “a parent had discovered social media communications between her child and a teacher which were inappropriate.”
Iredell-Statesville Schools said Wright had resigned after first being suspended with pay since Aug. 13 pending an investigation. She had worked for the district since 2012 and her most recent position was a math teacher at the Agriculture and Science Early College on North Iredell High School’s campus.
Wright did not give the required thirty days notice per statute and her resignation is linked to a criminal arrest. The district is therefore required to report her resignation to the N.C. State Board of Education.
There are two Elizabeth Lee Wright’s listed in North Carolina teacher licensing records. One account is active, one is expired.
Wright is the 21st teacher arrest in North Carolina tracked by this website in 2020.