A former middle school teacher is under arrest after being accused of sexual misconduct with a student.
Mount Olive police say Jerry Dortch turned himself in today on the charge of felony indecent liberties with a student.
Authorities say last week they received a report from the family of a girl alleging misconduct by a teacher.
Dortch was a teacher at Mount Olive Middle School, and was the school's teacher of the year for 2007-08. The school system says he resigned the same day the allegations were brought.
Dortch is out of jail on a $5000 secured bond, with a court date of Monday.
A school system spokesman says Dortch was a keyboarding instructor at Mount Olive. He was hired in August of 1999 and had been at Mount Olive since July 2003.