A former Kearney Junior High teacher is scheduled to appear in a Clay County courtroom Thursday morning. Court records indicate Rhett Rigby, 25, is accused of maintaining  a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student from October 2012 to last May.
The Oak Grove resident has been charged with a total of eight felonies, including statutory rape, statutory sodomy, and tampering with a witness. Rigby’s hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m.