Prescott teacher accused of sexual contact with student

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PRESCOTT, Ark. – (KTAL/KMSS) A Prescott High School math teacher has been arrested, accused of having sexual contact with a student, according to Prescott police.

Leona Nivens, 33, was taken into custody by Prescott police without incident at her home Tuesday morning.   

The arrest came after a joint investigation between the Prescott Police Department and the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division concerning allegations of sexual contact between Nivens, a teacher at Prescott High School, and a 15-year-old student. 

Nivens had been placed on administrative leave by the Prescott School District pending the outcome of the investigation.

The charge at the time of the arrest was sexual assault in the second degree.

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