January 14, 2009
From WHNT NewsChannel 19:
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Speake High School teacher for alleged sexual abuse involving a student.
Sheriff Gene Mitchell says Jason Lyn Gasque, 31, touched one of his students in appropriately while on school grounds. Gasque teaches math and also coaches at Speake High School.
The sheriff's department learned of the alleged incident last week. Sheriff Mitchell says investigators began look into the matter and quickly received information and evidence to support the claim.
Deputies arrested Gasque on Wednesday and booked him into the Lawrence County Jail. He is being held on $5,000 bond.
Gasque lives at 2120 Berry Circle in Florence. He is charged with first-degree sexual abuse, which is a Class C felony.