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A Blount County high school teacher is under arrest after authorities say he had an inappropriate relationship with a female student.
A grand jury indicted Matthew Shane Wester, 37, on one count of a teacher have sexual contact with a student. Wester, a math teacher and coach at Cleveland High School, was placed on paid leave in November 2014 amid the allegations. School officials today said he remains on leave pending the outcome of the criminal case.