A 28-year-old middle school teacher in Georgia was found dead earlier this week amid an investigation into his allegedly “inappropriate” relationship with one of his students, PEOPLE confirms.
Zachary Meadors’ body was discovered slumped over in a vehicle along a Lawrenceville highway on Wednesday night, police say. It appears he shot himself, according to authorities.
Meadors was a sixth-grade English teacher at Freedom Middle School in Stone Mountain where he had taught for two years, according to local TV station WSB. He’d been on leave without pay since Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
He was last seen alive on Saturday and was reported missing by his family on Monday.
They told police that he was being investigated over alleged impropriety with one of his students, according to an incident report obtained by PEOPLE, but the allegation was not further described.
WSB reports that he was being sought on charges of child molestation, computer pornography and