“These are very serious allegations. We send our kids to school to get an education, to learn to be adults in the world and we don’t expect teachers to prey on those children or exploit those relationships with the children,” Wright said.
Costner was a math teacher at Crest High School since August 2017. She resigned Sept. 25.
Cleveland County Schools spokesman Greg Shull said the following in a statement:
“We appreciate the work of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department as they conducted a thorough investigation regarding the former employee. We are fortunate to have dedicated law enforcement agencies in Cleveland County and appreciate their support in ensuring the safety of our schools.”
Costner was released on $10,000 bond.