Ringgold > “Best Teacher” Arrested Related to Student Affair

| January 29, 2015


RINGGOLD — Police have charged a Whitfield County teacher with having sexual relations with a student.

Elizabeth Scroggs, a three-time nominee for local teaching awards and winner of the 2010 “Best of the Best” teaching award, now faces prison time related to a relationship she had with an 18-year old student.  Police have charged her with felony sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority.  She is being held without bond.

Though the teen admits to consenting to the relationship, the law states that someone with supervisory or disciplinary powers over another cannot have a relationship with the person he or she is charged over.  Another example would be a probation officer and a parolee or a police officer and an inmate.

An anonymous tip lead to Scroggs’ arrest after she admitted her activity to school administrators.

Scroggs, in addition to teaching, also was an assistant cheerleading coach and former girls cross country coach at Coahulla Creek High School.

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