North MS teacher, radio personality sentenced to 10 years for sexual acts with student

A north Mississippi teacher, who was also an on air sports radio personality, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to having a sexual relationship with a student.

Braden Bishop was a broadcast journalism teacher at Tupelo High School when he was arrested last October on charges that he was having a relationship with a student.

He initially pled not guilty and was facing 135 years in prison. He then switched his plea to guilty and was sentenced to two out of the five initial charges he was facing.

He retained Benton County attorney Tony Farese.

Bishop was previously on air with the Miss 98 Scoreboard Show.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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