Teacher accused of sex with student smiles in mugshot

Sarah Fowlkes booking

According to the Daily Star the 27-year-old teacher is accused of being involved with "sexual content with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire" of a 17-year-old student.

According to Fox News, 27-year-old Sarah Fowlkes turned herself in to police Monday, just hours after celebrating her birthday with her husband.

Sarah Fowlkes, who taught anatomy and physiology, was suspended from her job.

Officers with the Lockhart Police Department stated that this is the first time they've had to investigate an inappropriate student-teacher relationship. Aldine ISD teacher impregnated by student sentenced to 10 years in prisonAccording to a district press release, police determined that a male student had been in contact with Fowlkes in person and by message.

In a letter sent to LISD parents, Susan K. Bohn, LISD superintendent of students, said the Lockhart High principal notified district administration and Child Protective Services. "Student safety is the district's most important priority", said Bohn.

Fowlkes faces the charge an improper relationship between an educator and student, which is a second-degree felony. "The district does not and will not tolerate any improper communication or contact between a teacher and child". Fowlkes started working at Lockhart High School last September.

Fowlkes, who has worked as a biology teacher at the school since October 2014, was booked into Caldwell County Jail. She was accused of engaging in sexual acts with two 17-year-old boys at the school and sending the teens pictures of herself with little or no clothing.

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Bohn added in her letter that, as a parent of an LISD student, she joins in "feeling anger and disappointment in what happened". If LHS parents have any questions or concerns, detectives urge you to call the Lockhart Police Department at 512-398-4401.

Fowlkes has been suspended from the school and counselling is now being offered to students there.

The campus will have counselors available to meet with any student who needs or wants support.

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