A former employee of Holly Hill Academy, Reagan Mobley Anderson, is facing felony criminal charges over allegations of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student.
According to court documents, Anderson has been charged with two counts of sexual battery of a 17-year-old student without coercion.
Anderson was taken into police custody on Nov. 15. At a subsequent hearing on Nov. 16, her bond was set at $2,500. The court also ordered that she is prohibited from making any contact with the victim or the victim’s family. Additionally, she will be under constant GPS monitoring and is expected to remain under home detention.
The accusations against Anderson include two separate incidents. The first alleged sexual battery is said to have taken place on Oct. 22 at a residence near Holly Hill Academy, while the second occurred on Oct. 28 in the parking lot of a local Pizza Hut.
The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) was alerted to the situation on Nov. 8 when school administrators reported rumors of Anderson’s alleged inappropriate relationship with a student.
An incident report also states that Anderson is accused of sending nude pictures to the student through a Snapchat account.
In a letter shared with the community, Holly Hill Academy confirmed that administrators had contacted law enforcement and are working in cooperation with them as the investigation continues.
“As a school community, we strive to always provide a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students,” the letter reads. “We cannot comment on this matter further at this time other than to assure you that we will continue to work with law enforcement and provide the needed support for our students and staff as we deal with this situation.”
The letter also confirmed that Anderson is no longer an employee of Holly Hill Academy. The allegations have sparked a wave of concern among the educational community, shining a light on the importance of safeguarding students.
As the case develops, many are looking for answers and assurances from the academy and law enforcement to prevent such incidents in the future.