Murray County school administrator charged with molesting student

Rachelle Louise Terry (Murray County Sheriff's Office)

An administrator of the Murray County School System is under arrest and facing charges of child molestation for an alleged relationship with an underage student.

Officials say 43-year-old Dr. Rachelle Louise Terry of Chatsworth, Georgia is charged with child molestation, statutory rape, and furnishing alcohol to minors.

Investigators say Terry, the director of federal programs and enrollment for the Murray County School System, had been charged with giving minors alcohol during a Halloween party earlier this year.

According to officials, the investigation led to the discovery of Terry's sexual relationship with a student. Investigators asked the GBI to investigate the matter on Nov. 23.

Terry is currently booked into the Murray County Jail.

Speaking to FOX Chattanooga, a spokesperson for the school system said that they were "shocked and saddened" when told about the criminal charges.

"These are extremely serious charges," the spokesperson said. "The safety and well-being of our students are always a top priority for Murray County Schools."

Authorities are asking anyone with information on the case to call the GBI Calhoun Field Office at 706-624-1424. or at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477).