A Limestone County assistant coach and teacher's aide has been arrested amid allegations that he had sexual relations with a 17 year-old student.

This teacher was arrested on Friday on a charge of school employee engaging in a sexual act with a student. He has since been released on $5000 bond.

The Limestone County Board of Education released the following statement:

"The Limestone County Board of Education has placed an employee at East Limestone High School on administrative leave with pay until further notice pending an investigation. It is the practice of the Limestone County Board of Education to remove any employee that has been accused of wrong doing in order to complete this investigation. This is to protect both the employee and any other individual(s) that may be involved. We are working diligently to handle this matter in a thorough yet timely manner as we work toward a resolution."