Wentzky has admitted to having sex with the student in a statement to Forest Acres Police, according to the Columbia arrest warrant.
The student also has given a sworn statement detailing the intimate interaction, the warrant said.
also is under investigation by the Forest Acres department, said Lt.
Interim Columbia police chief Ruben Santiago said Wentzky allegedly had sex with the student in his Sherwood Forest neighborhood home in Columbia on multiple occasions.
was placed on administrative leave with pay Wednesday, York said.
Wentzky teaches honors English at Dreher, where she has been on the faculty for seven years, according to a page on the schools web site, which was removed shortly after the charges became public.
She has been an educator for 10 years.
She is married to Charlie Wentzky, the A.C. Flora High School athletic director, and they have two young children, the schools web site page said.
Wentzky graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors in English in 2000 from Clemson University, said John Gouch, a university spokesman.
At Clemson, Wentzky
was in Alpha Delta Pi sorority and danced with the Rally Cats, a team that performs at football and basketball games, according to her
Wentzky also received a masters degree in speech language pathology from USC, according to Drehers web site.
She graduated from Westside High School in Anderson.