OFFICIALS: Local school employee facing new charges after being found with student

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — DeSoto County officials announced additional charges against the former educator who was charged with fondling a child.

Officials said:

After further investigation, DCSD detectives have charged Amy Craft with a second count of felony molestation. Detectives discovered additional evidence, which includes the suspect touching the minor inappropriately.

The second count is in relation to the same victim, officials said.

Craft’s bond was increased from $100,000 to $200,000.

Craft was released on bail Tuesday evening, a DeSoto County spokesperson said.

DeSoto County deputies arrested Amy Craft who worked at Overpark Elementary early Thursday morning.

DCSD said early Thursday morning at approximately 1 a.m., a deputy on routine patrol spotted a suspicious vehicle in front of Center Hill High School on Kirk Road in Olive Branch.

The Deputy approached the vehicle and found 48-year-old Amy Craft, a teaching assistant with DeSoto County Schools, with a minor under 16, officials said.

According to a public records check, Craft has no prior criminal background. She also would have had to go through a background check to work as a DeSoto County teacher’s assistant for DeSoto County Schools.

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