Jury deliberates in teacher sex trial - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

UPDATE: Teacher found not guilty

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COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A jury has found Nicole Howell, a Dayton teacher accused of  having sex with a student, not guilty.

She was accused of having sexual relations with a 16-year-old student. When the accusations were made, Howell was fired from Dayton High School in January.

She admits to texting and calling the student, but denies ever having sex with the teen.

Howell tells FOX19 that she will probably not go back to teaching. She plans on going into banking.

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - The jury is deliberating in the case of Nicole Howell, the former Dayton High School teacher accused of having sex with a student.

Attorneys made their closing arguments Friday afternoon after prosecutors cross-examined Howell in the morning.

Howell testified on Thursday that she did text message the student, but they never had sex.

Her defense attorneys say the 16-year-old student made up the story to brag to his friends.

FOX19.com will continue to update this story.

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