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The Limestone County Board of Education has accepted the resignation of a special education teacher charged with engaging in a sex act with a student.

According to the criminal complaint, Thomas Blake Tucker was arrested on September 18 for an incident that took place at least two days previously. The complaint states that, on September 16, Tucker engaged in a sex act with an unnamed student of an unknown age. However, the complaint does say the student was under the age of 19.

According to The News Courier, the Limestone Board of Education accepted Tucker’s resignation pending the result of the criminal case.

After being arrested by Limestone Sheriff’s deputies and later released on $30,000 bond, Tucker's case has been sent to a grand jury.

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