Teacher had intercourse with teenager whereas different college students acted as lookouts, police say | EUROtoday

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A Missouri schoolteacher has been arrested after she allegedly had intercourse with a 16-year-old scholar on campus grounds and used different pupils as “lookouts”.

Authorities say that Hailey Clifton-Carmack, who taught math at Laquey High School in Pulaski County, was arrested in Texas this week on felony fees of endangering the welfare of a kid, statutory rape, sexual contact with a scholar and youngster molestation.

Her bond has been set at $250,000 as officers work out her extradition again to Missouri.

Officials have been first alerted to the connection by one other scholar who had come ahead to report it. The scholar concerned within the relationship allegedly confirmed them pictures of scratches on his again that he mentioned got here from interactions with Ms Clifton-Carmack.

The scholar described the instructor as being “too close with students”. According to court docket paperwork, the Superintendent of Laquey Schools, and the highschool’s principal had recognized concerning the instructor’s behaviour earlier than it was reported.

In December, officers obtained a search warrant to undergo the instructor’s telephone. An officer who served the warrant mentioned Ms Clifton-Carmack “handed over her phone with no issues and did not have the normal behaviour of someone facing the same accusations.”

At the time, the lady denied participating in inappropriate relationships with college students.

Still, when officers obtained a warrant to undergo the contents of the gadget, they mentioned the instructor refused to offer them her password on the recommendation of her lawyer. Once officers broke by the digital safety system, they found a dialog between Ms Clifton-Carmack and the coed in query discussing their relationship.

Just earlier than the lady made her approach to Texas to go to her household, the coed’s father mentioned that she’d been at his household’s house. He confirmed the sexual relationship to a witness, court docket paperwork state, and mentioned that the instructor had used different college students as “lookouts” whereas that they had intercourse throughout college.

He informed the witness: “They are going to do it behind my back so I may as well let it happen.”

The father allegedly additionally mentioned he was keen to lie for his son if he needed to. According to the Miami Heraldthe daddy was arrested on January 3. He was arraigned on Monday 8 January and pleaded not responsible to a cost of first-degree youngster endangerment.

In an announcement to the outlet, the college district mentioned, “The employee has not been in the district since 8 December 2023 and we do not anticipate her return.”