Elizabeth Bailey, 37, a North Carolina teacher who faces two dozen criminal charges for having a sexual relationship with a student, violated her bail conditions for the second time and was let go again.
She was in a car accident on Mocksville Highway in Statesville, North Carolina, on Saturday and two juveniles who were with her ran away before officers got there, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said. Bailey was in the front passenger seat and said she had been drinking, the sheriff’s office said. It found the two juveniles who ran away.
Bailey had let one of them, who did not have a license, drive the car, the citation said. The court had ordered Bailey to stay away from the student she had a relationship with as part of her pretrial release.
The other juvenile was arrested on an outstanding Juvenile Secure Custody Order.
Bailey faced a charge of breaking pretrial release terms, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol accused Bailey of two misdemeanors: letting an unlicensed driver operate the vehicle and leading a minor astray.
Even though she had a long list of charges and broke her pre-sentencing conditions again, she got out of jail without paying more bail, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office announced on Monday.
Bailey taught science at Northview Academy in the Iredell-Statesville School District when she got arrested for the first time on Aug. 1, 2022. She lost her job after the arrest, WSOC-TV reported.
The school district announced that Bailey quit her position in October 2022, the outlet said.
Bailey faced her first arrest on Aug. 1, 2022, and got charged with felony statutory rape of a child under 16, felony indecent liberties with a child and felony sex offense with a student.