Georgia special education teacher charged with sexually assaulting a student

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A Georgia teacher is free on bond after her arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a student.

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Columbus Police, in a news release, said Kendrea Hardison was arrested Thursday on two counts of sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority. She was later released after posting a $5,000 bond for each charge, Muscogee County Jail records showed.

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Hardison is listed as a special education teacher at Jordan Vocational High School on the Muscogee County School District’s website.

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An investigation began April 11 after the school district reported the allegations to police, news outlets reported. Further details were not released.

At a preliminary hearing Friday, Hardison pleaded not guilty to the charges. It’s unclear if she has an attorney who could speak on her behalf.