Police Arrest Man Accused of Having Sex with 17-Year-Old Student

FEBRUARY 3, 2006 -- A Vice Principal from a Cumberland County high school was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Authorities say Elazzoa McArthur, 32, turned himself into police on Friday morning.

McArthur is the Vice Principal at Pine Forest High School in Cumberland County.

Police say McArthur allegedly became involved with the student when he was a basketball coach at Cape Fear High School. The victim played for a rival team.

Authorities say he and the girl would spend evenings together at her home when her mother was away at work.

Police are looking into the possibility of other victims. McArthur will make his 1st appearance in court on Monday morning.