Miss. teacher charged with enticing student

Published 6:26 pm Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Wayne County High School teacher has been arrested on charges of enticing a student under the age of 18 for sexual purposes.

Sheriff John Stein Farrior said Lara Wells is free on $5,000 bond after her arrest earlier this week.

Farrior says the investigation began when school officials notified his office that a teacher was participating in numerous text message conversations with a student.

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Farrior says investigators recovered the text messages, which the sheriff says were “sexual in nature.”

He says Wells was arrested after a probable cause hearing.

Farrior says the case is expected to be presented to a grand jury in January.

It was not immediately known whether Wells has an attorney.