A Gretna public school teacher has been arrested on allegations that he had illicit sexual contact with a student, police said Tuesday evening.

Kim Minor, a 61-year-old social studies teacher and baseball coach at Thomas Jefferson High School, is accused of prohibited sexual contact between an educator and a student, Gretna Police Capt. Russell Lloyd said. That crime is a misdemeanor.

Lloyd said the student in question is a girl but no other details were immediately available Tuesday evening. Minor, who is listed as a resident of the English Turn golf course community, was later released on $1,000 bond.

Gabrielle Misfeldt of the Jefferson Parish Public School System said Minor was suspended from his job without pay while the Gretna police investigation was pending.

In Louisiana, it is illegal for an educator to engage in sexual activity with a student, even if the student is old enough to consent to sexual activity.

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