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Former Battery Creek High School psychologist back in jail

Deputy Solicitor Sean Thornton Deputy Solicitor Sean Thornton

A former Battery Creek High School psychologist, who is accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her 16-year-old students, is back in jail.

Megan Snipes will spend the next 45 days in jail for violating the terms of her bond.

Police say it's what happened between Snipes and that student that landed her back in court Thursday.
Snipes was released from jail on her own personal recognizance back on December 21st.

The terms of her bond required that she not have any contact with the student or leave the state without notification.  

But police say she broke both of those conditions when she met the male student and his friend in Savannah on Feb. 20.

According to an incident report that Snipes filed with the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept. two days later, she first alleged she was robbed by the student when she picked him up from the Oglethorpe Mall.

The report states that the student threatened her with a revolver and coerced into having sex and withdrawing $220 from an ATM.

Snipes also indicated in the report that she had charges pending in South Carolina and the terms included not having any contact with the teenager.  

"Because a bond is a court order so Judge Brown found her in contempt of that order, he sentenced her to 45 days in jail. Upon completion of the 45 days, she will be released and all of the bond conditions remain in effect with the additional condition of electronic monitoring," said Deputy Solicitor Sean Thornton.  

Snipes resigned from her job as a Battery Creek High School psychologist in early January. According to the Beaufort County School District, she had previously worked at three other schools in the area.

Snipes is scheduled to be released from jail in early May.

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