Female teacher accused of sex with student

Kimberly Lynne Umphlett (image courtesy Currituck County Sheriff's Office)

A Currituck County High School teacher was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on a charge of felony sex with a student.

Kimberly Lynne Umphlett, 24, of Kill Devil Hills, turned herself in to authorities Tuesday evening.

Currituck County Sheriff Susan Johnson said deputies began investigating the case in mid-May.

Johnson said Umphlett began inappropriate sexual contact with the student as early as April.

Bond was set at $5,000.

Umphlett no longer is employed with the Currituck County school system.

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