OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — A Beau Chene High School teacher has been arrested after being accused of kissing a 17-year-old student inside a classroom.

KATC TV reports 25-year-old Gregory Charles Fontenot has been booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail Tuesday on a count of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student. He was released from jail after posting a $2,500 bond.

St. Landry Parish sheriff's Lt. Clay Higgins said the student, who is now 18, told investigators she and Fontenot kissed sometime around February.

Higgins says Fontenot denied the kiss ever happened.

He says the arrest report does not say if Fontenot had been the girl's teacher.

Fontenot has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Online jail records did not list an attorney for Fontenot.

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