North Carolina

North Carolina teacher charged with indecent liberties

Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a high school teacher accused of exchanging indecent messages with students.

News outlets quoted the Alamance County Sheriff's Office as saying it received a report Wednesday that a teacher at Western Alamance High School was having inappropriate relationships with students.

Special Victims Unit investigators said they discovered messages between 58-year-old Kenneth Ray Lockner and students that were considered to be indecent. The teacher was charged with three felony counts of indecent liberties with a student.

Reports say the case is ongoing and more charges could be filed.

Lockner was arrested and jailed on $100,000 bond. A hearing is set for later Friday.