Upstate School Counselor Fired And Arrested

She maintained an inappropriate relationship

Ed Jenson
March 31, 2018 - 12:22 pm

An Upstate school counselor has been fired and arrested after she confirmed allegations that she maintained an inappropriate relationship with a current student.

Spartanburg county deputies say Kenleigh Prendergast, 25, had an inappropriate relationship with a current student at Spartanburg Day School that began on January of 2018 and ended several days prior to being reported to law enforcement on March 25.

On March 30, deputies say they interviewed Prendergast who admitted to the allegations being made against her. She told them that she and the student would text, call or Facetime during the school day as well as after school hours and eventually began to meet outside of school at the suspect's private counseling practice and residence.

Deputies say Prendergast was arrested after the interview and transported to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Detention facility.

She was charged with sexual battery with a student, 16 or 17 years of age with no aggravated force or coercion.

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