Chicago: A 27-year old married teacher has been arrested by the Lockhart Police Department following complaint from the school where she taught about sexual relationship that she had with a student. The 17-year old student is not being named by ViewsHeadlines for being juvenile.
A New York Post report while quoting the police says that a female teacher, Sarah Fowlkes, at Lockhart High School has been arrested for her inappropriate relationship with a male student. Police claims that the two used to have regular contacts through text messages and in person.
Another report by ABCChicago says that Sarah Fowlkes taught science at the school was “engaged in sexual contact” with a 17-year-old at the school. Police officials have not said if the woman used to teach in the class where the 17-year old male student studied.
The woman is married for the last several years and from her Facebook Page it looked that she was content with her husband and ‘happily’ married. She has been regularly updating her Facebook page and posting pictures with her husband and other relatives.
Schools superintendent Susan Bohn in an email sent to the parents of the school said, “On behalf of the district and Board of Trustees, I want to assure parents we do not tolerate this kind of behavior and are fully cooperating with law enforcement and CPS. We will always take swift action to make sure concerns are properly investigated and actions taken to ensure student safety…I also want to thank the LPD for their steady and unwavering support of our school district and commitment to the safety of our students and staff.”
“Lockhart parents entrust their children to us every day, and it is something we do not take lightly. Student safety is the district’s most important priority…As soon as we learned of the report, we acted swiftly to involve law enforcement and CPS to conduct a thorough investigation. The district does not and will not tolerate any improper communication or contact between a teacher and child” Bohn further said.
Fowlkes reportedly taught taught anatomy, physiology and environmental systems at the school. “This is my third year as a teacher, my previous two years were spent at Plum Creek Elementary where I was a third and fifth grade science and social studies teacher…I have very high expectations of myself as a teacher as well as of my students and I hope that this will be a formula for achievement. 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”, she wrote on school website.