An assistant principal at a North Carolina high school had been physical with a student six times over a four-month span.
Lisa Rothwell, a 34-year-old educator at Stuart Cramer High School in Belmont, was arrested Friday for being physical with a student between April 1 and July 31, citing arrest warrants.
Rothwell, a 10-year employee of Gaston County Schools, was ordered held on $1 million bonds during a court appearance late Friday. She’s facing six counts of felony physical activity with a student by a school employee, jail records show.
Rothwell, who earns more than $66,000 annually, taught gifted children at North Gaston High School and Stanley Middle School prior to landing her current position in 2014, the Gaston Gazette reported.
A message seeking additional comment regarding Rothwell, of Charlotte, was not immediately returned early Monday by Gaston County Schools, but her profile page on its website has been removed. She has been suspended with pay following her arrest.
The alleged acts between Rothwell and the student occurred three times in April and three times in July, sources told the station.
Rothwell, who was emotional during her initial court appearance Friday, is scheduled to return to court Monday to seek a reduction in her bond.