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Salisbury Middle School Teacher Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A Salisbury middle school teacher has been arrested following accusations she sexually abused a student.

The Salisbury Daily Timesreported Tuesday authorities arrested 32-year-old Kelly Michelle Riddle on May 18 and charged her with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Authorities say Riddle was an eighth-grade teacher science at Bennett Middle School.

According to online Maryland court records, the two counts of alleged sexual abuse occurred between June 1, 2014, and May 11, 2015.

School spokeswoman Tracy Sahler told the newspaper a Bennett Middle School teacher was placed on administrative leave and the county Board of Education is working with local law enforcement on an investigation, but did not specify it related to Riddle.

Riddle's bond was originally set at $75,000 but was lowered to $25,000.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.