POTTSVILLE, Ark. — The Pope County Sheriff’s Office announced on Thursday that they have arrested Meredith Hill, a teacher from the Pottsville School District, on charges of sexual assault in the first degree with a minor.
Hill was taken into custody at 10 a.m. and is currently being held at the Pope County Detention Center.
She was a 7th grade science teacher and also the head coach for tennis and softball.
Pottsville School District superintendent Larry Dugger released this statement: “Pottsville School District has been made aware of an allegation involving a student and staff member. We are cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation into the matter and have taken all appropriate and lawful actions to assure the safety of students, which is the District’s top priority at all times. Due to confidentiality considerations for students and staff under applicable law, the District will have no further comment at this time.”