A high school teacher in Virginia has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting an underage male student at Huguenot High School.
24-year-old Courtney Stewart has been charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties while in a supervisory role, both felonies, after being arrested by Richmond police.
Stewart is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student.
It’s unclear if the student was in one of her classes.
She was released from jail on $1,000 bond and has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.
A spokeswoman for Richmond Public Schools,Â Cletisha Lovelace, told a newspaper that Stewart started teaching at the school at the start of the 2015-2016 school year.
“While privacy laws prevent us from sharing specific details, we want to reassure our families that Richmond Public Schools takes these allegations very seriously,” a statement from the school district reads.
“Incidents of this nature are a direct violation of our district policies and appropriate action will be taken upon a thorough investigation.
“We appreciate the strong partnership with the Richmond Police Department as we continue to make every effort to ensure the safety and well-being of our students.”
The first inappropriate liaison is alleged to have occurred sometime between November 24, 2015, and December 24, 2015.
The second one is believed to have happened sometime last month, and both involve the same victim.
Police are investigating whether or not there are more victims.
Prior to her teaching position at Huguenot High School, she was a substitute teacher at two elementary schools and one other high school.