A 24-year-old female Petal elementary school teacher has been arrested and charged with sexual battery involving a 16-year-old male student.
Petal police arrested Loni M. Folks on the campus of W.L. Smith Elementary School this morning. The 5th grade teacher is charged with having sexual relations with a foreign exchange student, who reportedly was living with the woman and her husband.
Police began investigating the alleged incident after a complaint was filed by someone in the community. Police say none of the alleged encounters took place on school property.