Substitute #teacher charged with #sex with #student in #Tuscaloosa

A 54-year-old teacher is under arrest in Tuscaloosa, accused of having sexual relations with a student.

Tuscaloosa police on Wednesday announced the arrest of Meta Lovely. She lives in Duncanville.

Lt. Teena Richardson said the police department’s Juvenile Division was alerted May 2 to a possible improper relationship between a Tuscaloosa City Schools substitute teacher and a student. During the investigation, it was determined that Lovely, a substitute teacher, was involved in a sexual relationship with a student of the Tuscaloosa City Schools System.

Lovely is not an employee of TCS, but she is an employee of Kelly Educational Staffing — which has a contract with the system to provide substitute teachers. Because she is contracted through a third party she still falls under the umbrella of the charge, police said.

Investigators obtained a warrant for a school employee engaging in a sex with student under the age of 19 against Lovely on Wednesday. She then turned herself in to authorities and was booked into the county jail on $30,000 bond.