Ex-teacher indicted on sexual battery charges

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – A former Saltillo teacher has been indicted on three counts of sexual battery by a Lee County grand jury.
The counts of sexual battery were based on off-campus incidents in late September and early October with a male student, who Johns had been tutoring. The indictments were made public on Friday.
Before she was arrested in October, Johns was suspended from her position as a Saltillo High School English teacher for sending inappropriate text messages to the student.
The Lee County School Board later fired Johns, following her arrest on the more serious charges.