An Abbeville High School teacher has been accused of having sex with a student.

Law enforcement records indicate Nicolas Willis was booked into the Kaplan City Jail on a charge of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

Vermilion Parish Public School Superintendent Jerome Puyau says the teacher is on administrative leave as of Tuesday of this week.

Puyau issued this statement:


"Administrators at Abbeville High School began an investigation first thing Monday morning of a possible inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student.  The investigation continued throughout the day and the teacher was placed on administrative leave first thing Tuesday morning.  The Abbeville Police Department was then notified. School officials are still continuing their investigation at this time."


He says they started their investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior on Monday.

Willis is a physical science and chemistry teacher at Abbeville High, and before that, he taught for Crowley Middle School.