CHARLESTON, W.VA. – A former Miss America contestant was arrested Friday after West Virginia authorities say she sent obscene photos to a 15-year-old student she once taught.

Ramsey BethAnn Bearse, 28, of Charleston, a science teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes, was charged with four counts of sending obscene material to a minor, Metro News reported.

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Ramsey Bearse. (Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department)

According to a criminal complaint, deputies say the science teacher sent lewd pictures via Snapchat to a 15-year old teenager while he was a student at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes, W.Va.

A parent of the unidentified victim alerted authorities to the pictures found on the teen’s phone.

Bearse reportedly admitted sending at least four photos to the boy earlier this year via Snapchat of her “nude breast/chest area.”

Kanawha County Schools Communications Director Briana Warner declined to comment on the case to Metro News but confirmed that Bearse was a teacher at the school.

“We cannot comment on personnel matters, but we will follow all applicable policies and procedures. The safety and security of our students is our top priority,” Warner said.

Bearse was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2014 and competed in the Miss America Pageant in 2015 under her maiden name of Ramsey Carpenter.