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Leslie Buttram Gillespie was reportedly arrested on Thursday, May 27. She was then found dead on Saturday, May 29.

The 44-year-old had been charged with individual counts of second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy as well as two counts for being a school employee engaging in a act with a student under the age of 19.

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Source: LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

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One of the students told investigators that he and another male student went to her classroom in September 2020 after school hours where she performed sexual acts on them, according to court records obtained by WAFF. The boys were aged 15 and 16 and the time.

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The statement continued, “While the district cannot provide any specific details at this time, we want to emphasize that there is nothing more important to Lawrence County Schools than the safety and well-being of our students. The district will work diligently and expediently to resolve the situation.”

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Gillespie was released on $60,000 bail the same day as her .

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An autopsy is reportedly scheduled at the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

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Gillespie was an English teacher and was reportedly awarded teacher of the year in 2019.

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