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Tracie Zimmerman

An Assumption High School teacher has been arrested after allegations she had a sexual relationship with a student. 

Officials said in a news release Wednesday that a student expressed concerns to administrators Tuesday about the alleged relationship, launching a law enforcement investigation.

The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said detectives determined that probable cause existed to arrest Tracie Zimmerman, 43, of Napoleonville. 

She was booked into the Assumption Parish jail on one count of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student. Zimmerman was later released on bail.

"The school system is devastated by the allegations of this serious breach of trust by an employee," Assumption Parish School Superintendent Jeremy Couvillion said. "Our focus now is on supporting our students, supporting law enforcement in their investigation, and continuing our investigation into this matter."

Couvillion said that Zimmerman, an English teacher at the high school, had been with the school district as an educator for 19 years.

Officials said no additional information will be released as the investigation remains ongoing.

Compiled from staff reports. To contact a crime reporter at The Advocate, email or call (225) 388-0369.