Fired Thales Academy physical education teacher accused of indecent liberties with child

ROLESVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A former Thales Academy physical education teacher is under investigation by the Wake County Sheriff's Office after being accused of having an 'inappropriate relationship' with a 14-year-old student.

Paula Louise Stinson, 30, of Wake Forest, is facing twelve counts of indecent liberties with a child, according to the sheriff's office.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday that investigators learned that Stinson and the 14-year-old boy were exchanging several text messages that were intercepted by the boy's parents who then turned them over to authorities. During the investigation, authorities also learned that Stinson had engaged in 'inappropriate interactions' with the student both at the school and at the boy's home over a two-week period.

Bob Luddy, the founder and chairman of the private school in Rolesville wrote Friday that Stinson had been "terminated as an employee of Thales Academy effectively immediately."

The school said it is actively working to find someone to fill her position as the investigation continues.
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