Former Pelham HS assistant principal arrested on sex charges

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PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – UPDATE: Catherine Michele Bell is now out on bond. She is set to appear in court on January 16, 2014.

A former Pelham High School assistant principal has been arrested on charges of sexual contact with a student.

Catherine Michelle Bell, 33, was booked into the Shelby County Jail Thursday after turning herself in to authorities.

She’s charged with three counts of having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19.

Bell was placed on administrative leave when the allegations were first brought to the school district’s attention.

She later resigned on Nov. 21.

Her bond on the charges was set for $90,000, and she bonded out Thursday.

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