Former teacher indicted for sex offense involving student

A former high school teacher has been indicted for having a sexual relationship with a student.

Currituck County Sheriff Susan Johnson says Kimberly Umphlett turned herself in Tuesday night after being indicted by a grand jury for felonious sex offense with a student.

Johnson says Umphlett taught at Currituck County High School and in May they received information that she had taken indecent liberties with a student.

The investigation showed that Umphlett had inappropriate sexual contact with the student as early as April and that it had continued until school administrators reported it to deputies, the sheriff said in a news release.

The 24-year-old Umphlett, who lives in Kill Devil Hills, was released on a $5,000 secured bond.

The school system says Umphlett was an English teacher and was hired in August 2013. She was suspended with pay on May 12th and resigned a week later.

ECU says Umphlett was a 2013 graduate of the university.