Cynthiana teacher fired after being accused of inappropriate relationship with student

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CYNTHIANA, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police say a former Cynthiana teacher was arrested after having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Photo: Eastside Elementary School

Troopers arrested Amanda Phillips, 37, of Cynthiana was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse.

Phillips worked as a special needs teacher, and the victim was a prior student over the age of 12 at the time of the relationship.

Phillips' arrest report says she admitted to the inappropriate relationship, which consisted of kissing and other physical actions of a sexual nature. The acts occurred at Phillips' home.

"In response to the allegations, the accused is no longer employed by the Harrison County Board of Education," Harrison County Schools said in a release. "Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, we are not permitted to make any comments at this time."

Harrison County Schools listed Phillips as a teacher at Eastside Elementary School.

The case remains under investigation.