Teacher accused of sexual activity with student resigns

Melissa Jane Bitz (Source: WBTV)
Melissa Jane Bitz (Source: WBTV)

UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A former Parkwood High School teacher is facing criminal charges and may lose her teaching license after she was arrested on Tuesday for having a sexual relationship with a student.

According to Union County Public Schools officials, a student went to school administration last Friday and reported possible inappropriate conduct between a student and a teacher, 27-year-old Melissa Jane Bitz.

The Union County Sheriff's Office performed an investigation and after presenting their evidence to the school system, Bitz was set to be suspended.  The teacher opted to resign before the suspension could be enforced.

Officials would not comment on the age of the student involved in the relationship.  They did say that the person who reported the inappropriate conduct was not the student involved in the relationship.

Bitz bonded out of the Union County Jail overnight Tuesday.  She now faces possible suspension of her teaching license after the case is handed over to the NC school board.

She is charged with sexual act by a custodian.

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