Louisiana high school teacher accused of inappropriate behavior with student

Tracie Becnel Zimmerman - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office
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ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - An Assumption High School teacher was arrested and charged with prohibited sexual conduct between a teacher and a student.

Tracie Becnel Zimmerman was arrested Tuesday evening and is facing a misdemeanor charge.

In a release sent out Wednesday morning, the Assumption Parish School Superintendetendent Jeremy Couvillion said a student came forward to Assumption High’s administration to express concerns about a potentially inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student. Once the district learned of the accusations, the teacher was not allowed to have contact with any students.

Assumption Parish Sheriff Lelan Falcon said they learned of the relationship on Tuesday, Feb. 5., and a criminal investigation began immediately.

Zimmerman was charged with one count of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student. She was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center, where she was later released on bond.

Once the investigation is completed, the release said the case will be handed over to District Attorney Ricky Babin for evaluation and possible criminal prosecution.

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