Update: Shelby County Teacher Arrested On Sex Charges; School District's Statement

John Martin Noles

A Chelsea High School teacher faces allegations of having a sexual encounter with a student under the age of 19.

Shelby County Sheriff deputies arrested 36-year-old John Martin Noles Thursday at his Hoover residence. He's charged with one count of School Employee Having Sexual Contact With a Student Under the Age of 19.

Noles was released from the Shelby County Jail on a $6,000 bond Thursday.

The Shelby County School District released the following statement:

"We are aware of these allegations and take them very seriously.{} The school district took immediate action when we were made aware of these allegations in early May.{} Mr. Noles has been placed on administrative leave while the school district continues to conduct an ongoing investigation into this matter,{}in cooperation with law enforcement officials."

According to the school's website, Noles teaches social studies.