A Hardin County middle school teacher has been arrested for sexually abusing a student.
Forty-six-year-old Anthony Durrant is charged with inappropriately communicating with a student at James T. Alton Middle School. Police say Durrant touched a 13-year-old student on the buttocks April 12 and the two were exchanging inappropriate texts over the weekend.
The teenager also allegedly sent an explicit photo to the teacher. Police say they were contacted after the parents of the teen found the messages.
Durrant had taught sixth grade social studies at the school since 2010. He was terminated from his job on Tuesday.