Police: Teacher drank, smoked with underage youths

Bethany Appleton (Source: Shelby County Indiana Jail)
Bethany Appleton (Source: Shelby County Indiana Jail)

SHELBYVILLE, IN (WAVE) – Police said an Indiana middle school teacher drank and smoked marijuana with underage children. They also believe she had sex with at least one of them.

Bethany Appleton, 28, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to several charges, including four counts of sexual misconduct.

Shelbyville Indiana police said the incidents happened over a period of 13 months ending in May.

A tip from the school system led to Appleton's arrest.

The school district said her employment ended Monday.

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