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Teacher Accused of Sex With 11-Year-Old

An elementary school teacher was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor after a parent claimed the woman had sex with one of her 11-year-old students, Laurens authorities said.

Wendie A. Schweikert, 36, of Belton resigned from her teaching position at E.B. Morse Elementary School around noon Friday and was arrested, Police Chief Robin Morse said. She had been an employee of the school district for nine years, he said.

Schweikert is accused of having sex with the pupil at the school, Morse said.

Schweikert had no criminal history and no prior complaints were made against her, Morse said. "She had been a good employee and a good teacher before this from what I understand," he said.

Officials at Laurens School District 55 said the allegations were made late Thursday.

"This is an unfortunate situation that is being taken seriously," district Superintendent Edgar Taylor said in a news release. "The administration of the district stands firm in its belief that student safety is of the utmost importance. This type of behavior is not acceptable and will not be tolerated in the district."