Ex-NC teacher accused of sex assault on 16-year-old student, warrant says

Jennifer Hartlieb in a photo from WNCT

DEEP RUN, N.C. (WNCT) — Lenoir County Sheriff Ronnie Ingram says a warrant has been issued for a former South Lenoir High School teacher accused of sexual assault on a male student.

According to a case report from the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, the incident was reported on Monday, the same day officials say the teacher resigned.

That report lists the suspect as a 32-year-old female teacher, identified as Jennifer Hartlieb, and the unidentified victim as a 16-year-old student.

Hartlieb taught for 5 years and was a social studies teacher and cheerleader adviser.

Ingram says the incident happened off campus. He adds that the student’s parents found out about it and then contacted the sheriff’s office.

The Kinston Free Press reported that Hartlieb was a 10-month employee with a monthly salary of $4,015.

Lenoir County Schools issued the following statement to WNCT regarding questions about the case report:

“Jennifer Hartlieb has submitted her resignation effective November 30, 2015. She is no longer employed as a teacher with Lenoir County Public Schools. Ms. Hartlieb was hired August 30, 2010, and served as a social studies teacher and cheerleader advisor at South Lenoir High School. The details of this matter are confidential as required by law, but the school system takes any concerns and complaints regarding the conduct of school system employees seriously and takes appropriate action.”

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