Orangeburg County teacher accused of sexual battery with student

Reagan Anderson, 27
Reagan Anderson, 27(wrdw)
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 4:23 PM EST
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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A former Holly Hill Academy educator is facing charges over accusations of having inappropriate relations with a student, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Reagan Anderson, 27, is charged with two counts of sexual battery with a 17-year-old, no aggravated force coercion, the sheriff’s office says.

Anderson appeared in bond court Thursday afternoon and was granted a $2,500 surety bond, WIS reports.

“We began investigating immediately after being notified of these allegations in order to prevent any further inappropriate contact with students,” Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “If anyone has any more information, they are asked to get in touch with us.”

Warrants for Anderson’s arrest say she met with the student at a Pizza Hut in Santee and her home on Bunch Ford Road in October, where the alleged sexual battery took place, the warrants said.

Investigators were notified of the alleged relationship on Nov. 8. A school official told authorities that there had been allegations of nude pictures of Anderson being sent to a 17-year-old boy on Snapchat, a report states.

One student said that he saw the picture of Anderson on the victim’s phone, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anderson denied the allegations when she was approached by school officials, investigators say.

A judge ordered Anderson to not have contact with the victim or the victim’s family and to wear a GPS monitor, according to WIS.

School administrators confirmed Thursday that Anderson no longer works for Holly Hill Academy.