Thorsby teacher arrested, charged with rape and sodomy

THORSBY, Ala. (WIAT) – A Thorsby  teacher has been arrested and faces rape and sodomy charges.

According to Chilton County Sheriff Kevin Davis, 39-year-old Jennifer Collins McNeil was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy of a student.

Davis says it is not known yet whether or not the incident involved a student at Thorsby High School.

Chilton County Schools Superintendent Dave Hayden says McNeil is a sixth grade teacher at the school, which combines students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

McNeil is currently on administrative leave.

McNeil’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 25 at 9:00 a.m.

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