Former William-Campbell Teacher Appears in Court

Rustburg, VA - The attorney representing a former Campbell County teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student withdrew from the case Wednesday.

Kathleen Cawthorne was supposed to go on trial for allegedly sending sexually explicit pictures of herself to a 17-year-old student.

But at the last minute, Cawthorne changed her plea and her attorney asked the judge to take him off the case.

The trial has been continued until November.

Family and friends surrounded Cawthorne as she left the courthouse. She is out on $9,000 bond.