Sarah Fowlkes Photos: Pictures of Arrested Texas Teacher
A warrant was issued for Fowlkes' arrest on Monday; authorities say she turned herself in and bonded out on the same day.
The Lockhart Police Department said a female teacher at Lockhart High School has been charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a male student.
Detectives launched an investigation on March 10 after a tip-off from officials at Lockhart High School, Texas.
Police discovered that a 17-year-old student had been in contact in person and through messages with Fowlkes, they said.
The superintendent also asked parents to speak with their children about what happened and asked anyone with information about the situation to contact Lockhart police.
"Lockhart parents entrust their children to us every day, and it is something we do not take lightly", Superintendent Susan Bohn said.
'Student safety is the district's most important priority. "The district does not and will not tolerate any improper communication or contact between a teacher and child".
Since we told you about a teacher being arrested for being some sort of the drug lord, and about a teacher arrested for showing up to work trashed as all hell, it's time to go back to what a bunch of teachers are doing these days: sleeping with their students.
Former Lockhart High School students were shocked by the inappropriate student-teacher relationship allegations. "It should be much more professional".
A statement on the Lockhart Independent School District website revealed that notice of Fowlkes' conduct was being sent to the State Board for Educator Certification.
In a separate press release, Lockhart ISD Monday announced the district suspended Fowlkes, who has worked for the district since October 2014.
"I want this to be an enjoyable year for all of my students but also a productive, challenging and encouraging year with success for everyone".
Counselors will be available at the school in case any students need someone to talk to.