A North Carolina math teacher was fired less than a year into the job after she was accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with three male students, according to local media reports.
Erin Elizabeth McAuliffe, 25, of Rocky Mount, N.C., is charged with three counts of sexual activity with a student and one count of indecent liberties with a minor, according to local media reports.
The alleged sexual activity took place off campus, police said.
Police say two of the students are 17 years old and the third is 16 years old.
Police interviewed faculty and students at Rocky Mount Preparatory School before charging McAuliffe on Thursday.
She could face more than five years in prison, if convicted of all four charges. The indecent liberties charge is labeled as a Class F felony. The sexual activity charge is labelled as a Class G felony. She is held on $20,000 bond.
McAuliffe is no longer working for Rocky Mount Prep, the school said Friday, which was the last day of the school year.
She is scheduled to make her first court appearance in Nash County District Court in Nashville on June 12.
It is not clear if McAuliffe has hired an attorney and she did not respond to our requests for comment.