Special Education Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student
Police Accuse Arkansas Special Education Teacher Kara Lee With Having Sex With Male High School Student
Police have arrested a Arkansas special education teacher Kara Lee. They have charged her with having sex with a male high school student.
Parents in the school district say school administrators had known about the relationship for months.
Police arrested Lee last week. Cross County authorities have charged her with three counts of first-degree sexual assault. In addition, they have charged her with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Law enforcement gathered evidence that found Lee engaged in sexual intercourse with a student at Cross County High School in Cherry Valley.
Local residents said that the school district knew of the relationship for months. They also said that the minor involved is not a special education student.
‘I’ve heard that they have been interfering with each other for a while now and that the students knew about and told the school, but they didn’t take no action,’ a resident who asked to remain anonymous told K8 News.
The court released Lee was from jail Friday on a $40,000 bond. She also resigned from her position at the high school.
In a statement issued by Nathan Morris, the Cross County Superintendent of Schools said: ‘The Cross County School District has a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate relationships between educators and students and will continue using its best efforts to provide students with a safe and healthy educational environment.’
The Crimes Against Children division also reported Lee engaged in sexual acts with the student in November and December.
It is not clear where the encounters happened.
Local parent Madisyn Hill told WREG:
WREG attempted to contact Lee at her home. However, nobody answered the door.