Alabama Supreme Court rules against teacher who challenged Alabama's teacher sex law
The Alabama Supreme Court dismissed a North Alabama teacher's challenge of the constitutionality of a state law banning school employee sex with students under the age of 19.
The high court ruled in the case of Carrie Witt, a Decatur school teacher arrested in 2016 on charges she had sex with two different students. The state supreme court directed the Morgan County Court to dissolve its February 28, 2017 injunction and to dismiss the petition upon which it was based.
Witt worked in Decatur City Schools at the time of her arrest as a social studies teacher, a coach for the girls' golf team and junior varsity cheerleading.