A teacher at a Colorado high school library is accused of having a relationship with a teenage student, authorities announced.
Last week, police in Colorado Springs, Colorado, arrested Sarah Jones in connection to the case.
On June 14, officers were told of a possible sexual assault involving a 16-year-old former student of Mitchell High School, according to police.
Jones is a Library Technology educator at the school and police identified her as a suspect in the case.
Last week police got a warrant to charge her with sexual assault on a child by one in a position in a trust. Jones then turned herself into police.
School officials said Jones had been placed on leave after the allegations.
“We have learned of allegations of inappropriate behavior and criminal charges being brought against a Mitchell High School employee, Sarah Jones. Due to these allegations and an ongoing police investigation, Ms. Jones has been placed on administrative leave,” Superintendent Michael Gaal said, according to KDVR.
“District and Mitchell administrators are working with the Colorado Springs Police Department during this investigation. Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of all students. These alleged charges are egregious and violate state statutes and D11 Board of Education policies, and we will continue to work in collaboration with investigators to protect our students.”
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