Florence Obiukwu, with agency report
It was indeed shocking, when police reported last week that a married teacher was busted for allegedly raping a 16-year-old student, as they carried on a romantic relationship.
Lindsey Jarvis, 27, allegedly had sex with the underage boy when she worked as a social studies teacher at Woodford County Middle School in Kentucky, according to the report
The victim told police that he slept with Jarvis, while his cell phone had evidence that he and the teacher were in a romantic relationship.
An indictment charges Jarvis with sodomizing the victim in May 2016 and having sex with him a month later.
Jarvis was arrested by Lexington police and pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape on Monday. She was also charged last week with rape, sodomy and unlawful transaction with a minor.
She most recently worked as a teacher’s aide at Veterans Park Elementary School and resigned last Friday — the same day she was arrested.
Jarvis had been employed at Woodford from August 2013 to June 2016.
“While we cannot comment on individual personnel issues, we can assure families and community members that we are aware of the matter. Our personnel protocols in a case like this would call for placing an employee on administrative leave pending resolution,” said Veterans Park school spokesperson Lisa Deffendall.
Police is yet to tell which school the boy attended.