Assistant principal charged with statutory rape

Dyana Thomas (Source: Leflore County Sheriff's Dept.)

HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - An assistant principal in Holmes County has been charged with statutory rape after he was allegedly caught having sex with a teenage female student.

According to the Leflore County Sheriff's Department, 49-year-old Dyana Thomas is being held at the Leflore County Jail under $500,000 bond.

Thomas is a former principal of Choctaw County (Ala.) High School and at one time was on the school board in Sumter County.

Thomas was arrested May 10 in Greenwood. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for sometime next week.