A Rock Hill Middle School teacher accused of having sexual contact with a student was arraigned Tuesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
Melissa Bare, 35, of County Road 105, Kitts Hill, entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of sexual battery through her attorney, Derick Fisher. Judge Charles Cooper set bond at $50,000 cash or $75,000 property and ordered Bare to return to court May 9 for a pretrial conference.
Bare has reportedly since been put on leave from the school district. Her alleged victim was a 16-year-old boy.
Bare was indicted last week by a Lawrence County grand jury.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
RHMS teacher pleads not guilty to charges