Another day, another teacher, it seems.
This case is out of North Carolina. 45-year-old Teika Watkins Helton, a 2005 Teacher of the Year in Gaston County, stands accused of having sex with one of her 18-year-old students at least once between May 18th and May 22nd in a car.
While the student is 18, itâ€™s illegal for a teacher to have relations with a student â€“ no exceptions.
She was an English teacher at South Point High School and had been since 1997.
The investigation started on October 15th and she resigned a short time later.
It doesnâ€™t seem there are any other students as of yet, but according to Gaston County Assistant Police Chief Joseph Ramey, the department is investigating claims that there may be more victims.
She was charged Monday with felony sex offense with a student and posted a $10,000 bond.