Former LHS teacher arrested for child enticement

Published 5:08 pm Monday, July 16, 2018

Molly Wray, the former Lafayette High School teacher accused of inappropriate conduct with students, has been arrested following more than a month of investigation.

Wray appeared with her attorney Tony Farese in the main courtroom of the Lafayette County Courthouse prior to the 2 p.m. scheduled time for a probable cause hearing. However, she waived her right to the hearing and exited the room not long before proceedings started.

An arrest warrant for Wray was issued, and she was formally charged with one count of enticement of a child with intent to meet for sexual purposes. Circuit Court Judge John A. Gregory issued a bond of $10,000. Wray posted bond not long after she was arrested.

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Wray has been under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Bureau of Investigation since June 4. The investigation began when the sheriff’s department received a complaint from Lafayette County School District Superintendent Adam Pugh regarding reports of improper conduct between a teacher and a student, according to a statement released by the department.

On June 11, an affidavit was filed against Wray. She taught math at LHS, but has since resigned.

Wray’s case will be presented to the Lafayette County Grand Jury in August. If convicted, she could face up to 10 years in prison.