Toni Lynn Woods, 37, remained in the in the Central Regional Jail in Sutton Friday on $100,000 bond. The Strange Creek woman faces eight counts of third-degree sexual assault. State Police said Woods admitted to having sexual intercourse with three of her students and oral sex with two others.
The charges are a shock to a community that Woods has called home all of her life.
"I think it's pretty crazy being a teacher and all," said Braxton County resident Ryan Dusenberry. "She taught my sister. She taught my cousins and all that."
Mary Collins of Nicholas County called the allegations sickening. "It's awful that we can't send our children to school and be safe and worry about an adult taking advantage of a situation," Collins said.The students claimed the assaults began at the beginning of the school year and ended just last week. Woods has resigned from her teaching job and turned in her teaching certificate.