The former Monroe County teacher who fled the country with her 14-year-old student will not receive a bond reduction.

Angela Comer’s attorney, Johnny Bell of Glasgow, had requested the bond reduction telling Judge Eddie Loveless that she had cancer and that he felt her bond of $87,500 is too high.

Comer, 26, is charged with unlawful transaction with a minor, sodomy and custodial interference. She is accused of having a sexual relationship with the boy.

She has been in jail since her arrest in January after running off with her former student to Mexico.

Judge Eddie Lovelace ruled Friday, that he would not grant a bond reduction.

Commonwealth Attorney Clay Hunley argued that Comer was a flight risk.

Comer was the boy’s eighth-grade teacher at Monroe Middle School. She and the boy left Tompkinsville on Jan. 6. They were later found across the U.S. border from Laredo, Texas in Mexico.

Officials with the Monroe County School System said Comer quit her job and that they did not know of her alleged relationship with the boy until after she had tendered her resignation last November.

George Wilson, superintendent of Monroe County Schools, said Comer resigned and not because he asked her to. Wilson said the system was dealing with her on performance issues, not classroom issues, when she resigned.


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