A hearing for a teacher accused of storing a gun in her classroom in April was continued until July.

Sarah Melissa Wilson, 25, of Lexington, is charged with “aiding a juvenile student to possess” a .25-caliber handgun, an arrest warrant alleges.

Wilson is a teacher at Paisley Magnet School in Winston-Salem, and police allege that Wilson kept the handgun in her classroom at the school after the student brought it to her. Investigators determined that the gun was at Paisley Magnet School during the week of April 22. Winston-Salem police said Wilson allowed the student to get the gun back at the end of the school day.

Wilson is now suspended with pay, according to school officials. She has worked as a language arts teacher with the school since August 2017, Brent Campbell, a spokesman with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, has said. Her annual salary is $38,600.

Wilson had been scheduled to appear Thursday in Forsyth District Court, but her hearing has been continued until July 25, court records said.

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