Courtney Speer, 31. (Photo: Bryant Police Department)
BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A former 9th grade English teacher at Bryant High School was sentenced to prison for having sex with a student.
As part of a plea deal, Courtney Speer pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of second-degree sexual assault. She was originally charged with six counts.
She was sentenced to 15 years behind bars, but eight are suspended.
Speer pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. The instances reportedly happened both at the high school and at Speer's home in Benton.