High school teacher Sarah Fowlkes arrested for improper relationship with student
Police say teacher Sarah Madden Fowlkes, 26, is suspected of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old male student at Lockhart High School. (Photo: Lockhart ISD)

LOCKHART, Texas  - The Lockhart Police Department says a female high School teacher has been arrested for having an improper relationship with a male student.

Police say Sarah Madden Fowlkes, 26, a Lockhart High School science teacher since 2014 is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old male student at the school.

According to Lockhart Independent School District, On March 10, 2017 a Lockhart High administrator informed Lockhart Police after receiving a "concerning report." An investigation by LPD determined that Fowlkes was engaged in sexual contact with the 17-year-old student.

Lockhart police say Fowlkes turned herself in and was booked into the Caldwell County Jail on charges of felony improper relationship between educator and student.

Superintendent Susan Bohn emailed Lockhart High School parents on Monday, notifying them of Fowlkes' arrest and suspension.

The following letter was sent home to parents and guardians of Lockhart High students:

Dear LHS Parents and Guardians,

I am writing to you with very upsetting news. Today, local law enforcement arrested Sarah Fowlkes, a teacher at LHS, for an improper relationship with a student.

On the afternoon of Friday, March 10th, the LHS administration received a concerning report. The principal notified district administration, and we immediately contacted law enforcement and Child Protective Services for investigation.

Fowlkes will not return to the school district. The district is sending notice of the conduct to the State Board for Educator Certification.

Every day, you trust your children to our care, and it is a responsibility we do not take lightly.  As a parent of a Lockhart ISD student, I join you in feeling anger and disappointment in what happened. As an administrator, I will always take swift action against anyone who would violate the sacred trust between students and educators.

Please take time to speak to your child about what has happened. If any student or parent has information about this situation, please contact the Lockhart Police Department at 512-398-4401.

The campus will have counselors available to meet with any student who needs or wants support. In the meantime, if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at susan.bohn@lockhart.txed.net. I will be checking emails and will follow up with you as soon as possible.

Truly,

Susan K. Bohn

Superintendent of Schools

Lockhart Independent School District

Sarah Fowlkes booking photo from Lockhart Police Department.(Photo: Lockhart Police Department)

Sarah Fowlkes booking photo from Lockhart Police Department.(Photo: Lockhart Police Department)

 
 
 
 
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By Pius-Aghadiuno 03/21/2017 11:06:00

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