ARVADA, Colo. – Gretchen Krohnfeldt, a teacher at Drake Middle School in Arvada, Colorado has allegedly killed herself. An investigation was underway for physical relationship between the 47-year old teacher and one of her students.
A family member has confirmed to media that the female teacher allegedly committed suicide. Police officials have also corroborated the claim saying that the long-standing teacher took her own life in front of police officers who were approaching her home. It is said that police officials were going to her home to talk to her regarding investigation.
It was merely a few days ago, when the 47-year old teacher of the Drake Middle School was sent on forced leave from her teaching position. This was done following the allegations of her physical relations with a student and consequent investigation by Arvada police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
It was earlier this week when the Jeffco Sheriff came to know about the intimate relationship between the middle aged teacher and a male student of the school. Krohnfeldt who was born and raised in Arvada has three children.
In the meantime, Jefferson County Public Schools in a statement said, “On Monday, May 8, a school staff member reported a possible relationship between one Jeffco student and a teacher at Drake Middle School. The principal immediately called law enforcement and school district personnel. The teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave. We were informed that on Tuesday, May 9, the teacher passed away…We will continue to investigate this matter and coordinate our efforts with law enforcement. This investigation is in its infancy and the known facts are very limited…Our main focus is supporting our staff and students that have been deeply impacted by this tragedy”.
On the other hand, a police press release said, “On Monday, May 8th, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer was made aware of a possible inappropriate relationship between a female employee at Drake Middle School and a male student. The allegations were that the relationship began when the student attended Drake Middle School. The student is now in high school in Arvada. Through the course of the investigation, it was alleged that a physical relationship occurred between the two in the City of Arvada. The Arvada Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are working jointly on this investigation. Further information will be released as it becomes available”.