Drama teacher pleads not guilty to raping 15-year-old student

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver high school drama teacher accused of sexual encounters with a 15-year-old student remains free on bail awaiting trial.

Stephanie McCrea pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court to child rape and sexual misconduct charges.

The Columbian reports the 35-year-old McCrea and the boy are accused of having sex at her home and her office at Evergreen High School. She was placed on leave Jan. 9.