WINDHAM, Ohio — The Windham Exempted Village Schools superintendent has pleaded not guilty to charges related to a sexual relationship with a student.
Laura Amero, 35, pleaded not guilty on Monday to two counts of sexual battery, two counts of attempted sexual battery and one count of witness intimidation, according to the Record-Courier. Her bond was set at $350,000.
WKYC previously reported that the Windham district placed Amero on leave earlier this month.
According to a Portage County indictment, Amero had sex with a then-16-year-old student between Feb. 24, 2017 and May 24, 2017. Amero is also accused of attempting to have sex with another student from Sept. 1, 2015 through May 1, 2016. The alleged witness intimidation occurred this past March.
According to WFMJ, Amero previously taught English at Campbell and Western Reserve schools, where she was also a softball coach. She became superintendent to Windham this year.