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Teacher accused of assaulting student heading to trial

Published On: May 05 2014 05:01:55 PM CDT
Updated On: May 05 2014 06:28:54 PM CDT

A Schuylkill County teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student during class is heading to trial.

ORWIGSBURG, Pa. -

A Schuylkill County teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student during class is heading to trial.

A preliminary hearing for Lisa Barnes was held Monday.

Police say she inappropriately touched a 13-year-old boy at Blue Mountain Middle School in Orwigsburg.

This allegedly happened back in March and is still under investigation.

The school tells us Barnes has been placed on leave while authorities investigate.