A Kentucky teacher has been charged with raping her 15-year-old student.

Twenty-three-year-old Kendall Burk was a biology teacher at Grant County High School. The sheriff says she began a relationship with one of her 15-year-old male students at the end of last school year and it turned sexual over the summer.

Burk graduated from the University of Kentucky just a couple of years ago. On Wednesday, she was booked into the Grant County Jail on four counts of rape and four counts of sodomy, which, by Kentucky statute, can mean oral sex. The school district said this all happened very quickly. A student Wednesday told a teacher; the teacher told the administration. Following a quick investigation, the administration told the sheriff’s office.

“Our deputies, at that point, once they were alerted, interviewed some other students who had made the allegations and worked backwards, interviewing the victim as well as the teacher,” said Grant County Sheriff Brian Mains.

An employee at Ferry Pass Middle School has been arrested on several drug charges.

An arrest report says 44-year-old Mary Katherine Sams Mundy was pulled over during a traffic stop on July 29.

According to the report, deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office found numerous bags of what they believed to be narcotics on the floorboard.

Court documents say the suspected narcotics tested positive for heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

The report adds that a backpack was found carrying approximately 20 unopened syringes, along with a silver plastic bag with a small amount of marijuana.

Deputies added that Mundy’s driver’s license had expired in July. She told deputies that she did have an up-to-date license, but it wasn’t with her at the time.

Mundy has been charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (heroin), possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (a Buprenorphine Hydrochloride 8 milligram pill), possession of cocaine, and a traffic violation.

A newlywed Florida private school teacher has been arrested after police claim she had sex with a 15-year-old student on numerous occasions and sent him sexually explicit pictures of herself over Instagram.

Bradenton police said they were made aware of the claims against Kassandra Moore, 31, back in April when they were contacted by the Broach School, where she worked as a teacher.

Authorities were provided with a copy of a conversation thread shared between Moore and the alleged teen victim over Instagram, prompting an investigation.

The interaction initially started with questions about a homework assignment but soon messages of a ‘flirtatious manner’ were exchanged back-and-forth, an affidavit shows.

‘I wanted to just grab you and kiss you, but I didn’t want to make the first move and you reject me,’ one message sent by Moore reportedly reads.

Police also spoke to the recipient of the messages, who is said to have shown them several screenshots of ‘lewd selfie-style’ pictures that Moore had sent to him, showing her in lingerie with her ‘body parts exposed and posed in a sexual manner’.

The teenage boy also confessed to detectives the pair had arranged to meet in several locations – including Moore’s car, at school after hours, and at the G.T. Bray Park – where they engaged in sexual acts.

Their apparent relationship ended when one of the student’s friends informed the principal of the inappropriate on-goings.

However, when approached by detectives, Moore allegedly attempted to coerce a colleague into providing a false alibi for her, as well as messaging a former student to ask how to remotely delete messages and images from another person’s phone.

At first her colleague is said to have considered lying to police to protect Moore, but later instead agreed to assist the investigation when they learned of t

A Fort Pierce Central High School criminal justice teacher has been accused of stealing more than $3,000 from her students and $512 from the school.

Sharonda Johnson, 47, of the 5500 block of Northwest Scepter Drive, Port St. Lucie, was arrested on nine grand theft charges, two petty theft charges and two charges of tampering with a witness.

In March, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they went to the high school after a school resource deputy and bookkeeper called them accusing Johnson of stealing money during two school fundraisers.

The bookkeeper told deputies Johnson was in charge of a candy fundraiser for which $2,080 worth of candy was bought, but the school was reimbursed $1,740.

In another fundraiser, school officials said Johnson collected money for shirts, but didn’t deliver shirts to 10 students. School officials said they spoke to eight of the 10 students who all said they paid Johnson for the shirts, but didn’t get them.

Between March and May, Johnson is accused of taking between $100 and $400 from each of 10 students, students told deputies.

Multiple students told deputies Johnson collected money for a competition field trip and then told students either the trip was canceled when it wasn’t, or told them they weren’t ready for the competition and shouldn’t go.

The school’s bookkeeper told deputies none of the 10 students who said they paid Johnson for the field trip were noted by the school as having paid for it.

A Florida woman has been charged with molesting a teenage girl while she was a church youth leader.

Heather Matuszek, 32, was arrested Wednesday on two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of the young member of the Clearwater Community Church, near Tampa Bay.

Detectives say between August 2014 and April 2015 Heather Matuszek, 32, inappropriately touched an underage girl who was in her youth group at the Clearwater Community Church.

Matuszek was 28 at the time, and the victim was 15.

The now 19-year-old victim told authorities on two separate occasions Matuszek spent the night in her bed. Each time, the victim alleges Matuszek kissed her face and rubbed her arms, body and breasts over her clothing, according to the sheriff’s office.

The victim further claims that additional incidents happened outside of Pinellas County. They are set to be investigated by police.

Meanwhile, Matuszek has been released on $40,000 bail and is due to return to court.

Matuszek is no longer associated with Clearwater Community Church.

According to her LinkedIn account, she is the owner/ operator of a Chick-fil-A near Tampa, a position she has held since 2016.

The fast-food franchise, which is closed on Sundays for religious observance, has previously garnered controversy after its CEO made a series of public comments opposing same sex marriage.

A Volusia County woman was charged with child abuse after police said she was caught on surveillance camera tossing around children at a day care.

Police said 65-year-old Katherine Weitz was abusing toddlers she was supposed to be taking care of at Dream City Academy in Ormond Beach.

“There was shaking (and) a couple of kids being smacked during nap time,” said Keith Walker of the Ormond Beach Police Department. “Some of the kids, she palmed the back of their heads with her hands and pushed them face forward in their cots.”

The office manager heard children crying and checked the surveillance footage and saw the abuse, police said.

Officials said it was Weitz’s third day on the job as a full-time employee.

Parents said they were outraged when they learned of the incident.

“We found over 30 incidents that could be considered child abuse to at least four different children,” Walker said.

Police said Weitz told them that she woke up with a headache and thought about calling in sick, but instead went to work where she had no patience with the children.

Police said Weitz passed a background check before she was hired.

WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

The Windham Board of Education holds a special meeting, voting to take action against it’s own Superintendent who’s accused of having sex with one student, and attempting to have sex with another. The educator also once taught English in Campbell and Western Reserve Schools.

Meanwhile, some parents are concerned that little information was provided by the school district — and they’re worried there may be other victims out there.

At 7:00 AM a special meeting of the Windham Board of Education was called to order. By just one minute after, members of the board had moved behind closed doors and into executive session.

They voted to discuss the employment status of school Superintendent 35-year-old Laura Amero who was recently indicted by a Portage County Grand Jury for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old male student in 2017. She’s also accused of attempting to have sex with another male student while she was the Principal in the district two times between 2015 and 2017 when he was 16 and 17-years-old.

Amero is officially charged with: Two counts each of Sexual Battery and Attempted Sexual Battery and One Count of Intimidation of a Witness.

It took the Board of Education just 13 minutes to emerge and unanimously vote to suspend Amero without pay pending the outcome of her criminal case.

She was previously on paid administrative leave since the start of the investigation and she’s been ordered to have no contact with the victims and to stay away from all juveniles while under indictment.

The President of the School Board says Amero has been the Superintendent since February, and prior to that she has been a Principal in the district since 2015. He says the district had done all the necessary steps to check her background.

Windham Board of Education President Darryl McGuire says, “Of course we did our due diligence. Even when we hired her, we even had a lot of experience with her from 2015 as a Principal. Of course we didn’t see any of that or have any indication of any wrong doing — until the allegations came fourth.”

Dominique Hardwick, the mother of one Windham student says she only heard about the investigation from her son. The school didn’t send anything home until a few days ago.

“I just feel like that was something that we should have been notified about immediately,” Hardwick said.

The mother of three feels the school needs to address what’s happened with all the students.

“It needs to be addressed to make sure there aren’t any other victims,” Hardwick said.

Amero is free on a $350,000 bond, she has previously declined comment and referred us to her attorney who has not responded at this point.

Her next court hearing is set for May 31st.

Giving 50% for not doing the work is the best way to create more stupid ass idiots that will end up voting democrat.

Florida teacher Diane Tirado doesn’t believe in giving credit where it’s not due. The school she used to work at apparently does.

Tirado says she was fired from her job at a Port St. Lucie K-8 school because she insisted on giving students zeros if they didn’t turn in an assignment.

She told WPTV that she assigned an explorer notebook project and gave students two weeks to turn it in. Several students failed to do so.

In Tirado’s mind, no work should mean no credit. But then she checked the West Gate student and parent handbook. Below the chart detailing the score requirements for letter grades, there was a line in red ink.


Tirado said she asked administrators what the score should be if a student doesn’t turn anything in.

“We give them a 50,” she was told.

“I go, ‘Oh, we don’t.’ This isn’t kosher,” Tirado said.

What happened next might also qualify as not being kosher. Tirado was fired on Sept. 14.

The principal sent her a letter, but it did not mention the reason for her termination because Tirado was still in her probationary period.


CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – Clayton County Schools said it is investigating what led to a teacher getting into a fight with a student. The incident, which was caught on camera, happened at Charles Drew High School in Riverdale after the student threw a desk at the teacher. The video then shows the teacher push the high schooler to the floor and repeatedly punch the student. On Monday night, the student and his legal guardian spoke to Channel 2’s Matt Johnson. They showed him medical documents that say the punches led to a concussion. “That didn’t look like restraining him to me, it looked like you beat my child,” said Yaquanda Lewis. Lucas said the football coach supervising the class made a joke about the student’s stocking cap that involved his recently deceased mother. “He had his hat on and his stocking and he said the teacher said, ‘Quit cutting up your momma’s stockings and wearing them on your head.’ He said he was picking on him, trying to make the class laugh, and that made him upset,” Lucas said


A special education teacher at a southern New Jersey high school has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a male student.

Burlington County prosecutors say Alexandra Reiner was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with second-degree sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

The 30-year-old Eastampton resident has taught at Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly since 2011

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A substitute teacher accused of sending nudes to students at Citrus High School and performing oral sex on a 15-year-old has been arrested, authorities said.

Angela Jean Stanton, 50, of Inverness, is charged with one count of Felony Lewd and Lascivious Battery and one count of Felony Transmitting Harmful Materials to a Minor, according to an arrest report.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by school officials after the principal learned of possible inappropriate activity between Stanton and a minor.

Detectives responded to the school and interviewed three possible victims. During the interviews, they were informed Stanton had sent several nude photographs of herself to students through the Snapchat mobile app. Detectives also learned Stanton had allegedly performed oral sex on one of the juveniles, who was 15-years-old at the time.

When questioned, investigators said Stanton gave them several statements that “corroborated the specific details given by the victims.”

She was arrested and booked into the county jail, where she is being held on a $12,000 bond.

“Stanton was a trusted community member who was heavily involved in activities working with our county’s youth. She used her position to prey on the vulnerability of our children,” said Sheriff Prendergast. “No parent should ever have to worry about their child being victimized like this; especially from someone they viewed as a mentor. We will continue to work with the Citrus County School Board to determine if there are any additional victims.”

If you believe your child was a victim of Stanton, please contact Special Victims Unit Sergeant Stephen Conley at (352) 249-2718 or email [email protected]


Detectives from Austin Police’s Child Abuse Unit share details about an investigation involving a Bowie High School teacher that was suspected of having sex with a 15-year-old student. The teacher was arrested on Monday on charges of sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between an educator and a student.

Bowie High School teacher suspected of having sex with a 15-year-old student was arrested on Monday on charges of sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between an educator and a student.

Erica Dinora Gomez, 23, was booked into the Travis County Jail just after 8 p.m. She was still being held at the facility on Tuesday morning with a combined bail set at $75,000, jail records show. Both charges are second-degree felonies punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

An arrest affidavit filed on Monday says the student’s mother first learned of the relationship when she woke up early Sunday after hearing the front door of her apartment open and close.

The document says she found her son lying on his bed fully clothed, so she took his phone and began searching it.

he mother found several sexually explicit Snapchat messages from someone with the screen name “Special,” the affidavit says.
The mother clicked on the name, which revealed the real username of the person her son was exchanging messages with was “Ericadinora,” according to the report.

The woman told police that she searched the name in Facebook and immediately recognized the woman as her son’s former math tutor, who is now employed at Bowie, the South Austin high school where her son is a student.


A substitute math teacher has been arrested for allegedly running a “fight club” inside his classroom. According to WFSB Ryan Fish, 23, was charged with four counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of injury to a minor, and one count of second-degree breach of peace in relation to the incidents that occurred at Montville High School in Montville, CT.

WSFB reports that police had been investigating Fish since last December in response to the alleged classroom fights that happened in October, 2017. Four victims, between ages 14 and 16, have spoken to police about those incidents, some of which were recorded on mobile devices and shared on social media.

In an arrest warrant police state, after receiving information from a social worker, they discovered the occurrence of “several organized fighting incidents” at Montville HS and that video footage revealed Fish to be “actively encouraging the students to engage in the fighting behavior.”


Court documents state Zamora had sex with her student on three occasions and performed oral sex in the classroom and in her car between February 1 and March 1

Police say a parent found text messages between Zamora and the male student, indicating sexual activity both on and off campus.

“He said that it started in a classroom chat group where she would talk to him, and then flirted with him, and it just progressed from there,” said the boy’s stepmom.


AKRON, Ohio – A former Buchtel High School teacher is accused of engaging in a three-year sexual affair with a teenage boy she met when she was his eighth grade English teacher.

Laura Lynn Cross, 36, was indicted on three counts of sexual battery over a period beginning on August 1, 2013, through September 6, 2016.

The teen’s father says he first raised concerns to both a Buchtel High School official and Tallmadge Police as early as 2012 when his son was a freshman–but no charges were filed.

Cross resigned her teaching position in January 2015.

“First of all, she’s a schoolteacher,” said the teen’s father. “To get aroused by a child basically you have to be a sick individual.”

Even more disturbing, Cross convinced the teen’s mother–who had custody–to allow the teen to move in with her in her Tallmadge home through a court-approved “partial parental custody” arrangement.

Cross convinced the teen’s mother that she could continue to “mentor” him.

Charges were filed only last week after police learned that Cross and the teen had a child together in 2015 that was kept secret until a tipster called the teen’s father and broke the news.

An Akron School System spokesperson said the district was unaware of the case until our investigation alerted them but said it is now “doing our own internal investigation going back to 2012 to determine what exactly happened and when it happened”

“It was a straight failure from the system,” said the teen’s father. “From the school and definitely from the police.”

Cross is currently being held in the Summit County Jail under $100,000 bond.


GOODYEAR, Ariz. (KSAZ) – Goodyear police arrested a female teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student at Las Brisas Academy.

Authorities say the relationship was reported to them on March 21 by the school’s principal.

“The allegations were brought to the principal by the parent of the victim who found text messages between the sixth-grade teacher and her 13-year-old male student indicating sexual activity both on and off campus,” stated Lisa Kutis of the Goodyear Police Department.

The parents were reportedly alerted by an app they had to monitor their son’s phone, which caught on to the sexually suggestive language.

Brittany Zamora, 27, was taken into custody without incident on Thursday morning at her home. As of Thursday night, Zamora is in jail. She had only worked for a year at Las Brisas Academy, which is located near 183rd Avenue and Broadway Road.

Zamora was reportedly married.

Parents, meanwhile, say they knew Zamora as a wife, a teacher of the year, and trusted, with some saying she was the most sough-out teacher to have in sixth grade.

“Very sad to have this hit so close to home,” said Ashley Goodman, who knew Zamora.

Some students said Zamora’s interactions with the student she is accused of having sexual relations with were sometimes questionable.

“We all had suspicions, because they were really close,” said one female student. “I hoped it was just rumors going around school.”

Zamora faces charges of molestation of a child, furnishing harmful material, and sexual conduct with a minor.


An assistant soccer coach at Vernon Hills High School was charged Friday with criminal sexual assault in relation to at least 12 encounters with two male students, according to Vernon Hills police.

Cori Beard, 28, of the 300 block of Farmington Lane, Vernon Hills, was taken into custody for questioning Thursday evening shortly after a parent contacted a school employee, who then contacted police, said Vernon Hills Police Chief Patrick Kreis.

A third student has been identified but is not part of Friday’s charges, Kreis said. Police believe there could be other victims and Kreis encourages parents and students to contact the police department or a school official.

“The investigation is still ongoing and fluid, and when it involves juvenile victims we deal with things in the most sensitive ways possible,” Kreis said. “If people have a hesitancy to contact the police department, we encourage them to go to a teacher or counselor or some other third party. They should talk to someone.”

Police do not believe the 12 acts occurred on school property, Kreis said.

A third student has been identified but is not part of Friday’s charges, Kreis said. Police believe there could be other victims and Kreis encourages parents and students to contact the police department or a school official.

“The investigation is still ongoing and fluid, and when it involves juvenile victims we deal with things in the most sensitive ways possible,” Kreis said. “If people have hesitancy to contact the police department, we encourage them to go to a teacher or counselor or some other third party. They should talk to someone.”

Police do not believe the 12 acts occurred on school property, Kreis said.

“Elements of these offenses include the fact that she was in a position of trust at the school, and there are high standards that come with that trust,” Kreis said.

The sexual acts took place between December 2016 and February 2018 and some occurred while one or both students were under the age of 17, according to Kreis.

The Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center assisted in interviewing the students, Kreis said.

Beard has been an assistant coach for both the boys and girls soccer teams since 2013, according to a statement from High School District 128.


WEST CHESTER — A former Owen J. Roberts High School teacher pleaded guilty Monday in Chester County Court to having sexual relations with a 16-year-old male student.

Melissa Ann Bonkoski, 38, who was a science teacher and softball coach, pleaded guilty before Judge Ann Marie Wheatcraft to charges of institutional sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and corrupting minors.

“Do you agree that you engaged in sex with a 16-year-old?” Wheatcraft asked the defendant.

“Yes,” Bonkoski responded.

Authorities did not identify the student.

Investigators said Bonkoski of Stowe began the relationship with the freshman in March 2016 by communicating by text messages, and by December 2016, she lured the teen into having sex in her home. Bonkoski resigned after criminal charges were filed in August.

She remains free on bail but faces a nine-to-36-month prison term, according to state sentencing guidelines. Sentencing will be scheduled in three months, following an evaluation by the state Sexual Offenders Assessment Board.

Chester County Assistant District Attorney Emily Ruth Provencher said Bonkoski faces a mandatory requirement of 25 years to report her residence to state police in accordance with state law.

Provencher said the student told county detectives that he did not want to have a relationship with the teacher, but she forced it. During a July 21 interview with detectives, the student said he was upset because he cheated on his girlfriend by having sex with the teacher.

Bonkoski is being represented by Matthew Sedacca, an attorney for the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the union representing teachers.

According to Provencher and county and state police reports:

Bonkoski started communicating with the student and his mother by talking on the telephone about the student’s schoolwork. In March 2016, Bonkoski started sending flirtatious text messages to the student using a “burner phone,” which is a disposable cellphone. The teacher said that she did not think that the phone would provide a record of the conversations. Bonkoski gave the student rides home and she kissed him.

“The victim wanted the teacher to stop,” Provencher said. “He was worried if he stopped kissing the teacher she would not give him rides home anymore.”

By December 2016, the teacher lured the victim to have sex with her in her home.

When charges were filed in August, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said: “Rule No. 1. If you are a teacher or a coach: Do not have sex with a student.”


A 14-year-old boy told police in Florida that he had a sexual relationship with his eighth grade science teacher. On February 28, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying that Stephanie Peterson, 26, had been arrested and accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student going back to November 2017. During their relationship, the boy told police that Peterson would pick him up at his home at around 11 p.m. and bring him back at around 1 or 2 a.m. The press release says that the alleged abuse began when Peterson sent the victim nude photos.

The student was first interviewed by officers on February 27 after he told his parents about the abuse, the day before Peterson’s arrest. Peterson resigned from her job on February 26. In addition, according to the sheriff’s statement, Peterson is also accused of buying the child marijuana and bowls to smoke it. The victim’s grades suffered during the abuse and Peterson told the teen that he couldn’t tell anyone or they would get in trouble, according to the sheriff’s statement. When Peterson was arrested, she was held on a $25,000 bond.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Peterson married firefighter Brandon Ferri in New Smyrna Beach on December 5, 2015. A News-Journal article on Peterson’s February 2018 arrest says that she is being represented in her divorce from Ferri by her father, attorney Philip Peterson. The divorce application was filed on February 12.

According to Brandon Ferri’s now-deleted Facebook page, he is a firefighter and EMT with the Deland Fire Department. In addition, Ferri also runs fishing expeditions in New Smyrna Beach. That page says that Ferri has lived in the area his whole life and “has operated his own boat on Mosquito Lagoon since the age of 15.” Ferri has not commented on his estranged wife’s arrest.


It seems everyone in that classroom recording including the teacher have forgotten the first rule of fight club.

A high school teacher in Texas has been suspended after recording a fight between students instead of stopping it.

The teacher from McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, is on administrative leave after a video surfaced of him recording a school fight, according to the school district.

The video shows two unidentified students fighting while the male teacher stands back and films the interaction on his phone.

The incident was reported to the school district on Wednesday and the teacher was put on leave until officials could investigate the matter.



SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have arrested a local middle school teacher and coach who they say was having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Crystal Nicole Rodriguez, 29, was taken into custody on a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student.

Officials with the San Antonio Independent School District confirmed that Rodriguez worked as a special education teacher at Page Middle School.

Spokeswoman Leslie Price told KSAT 12 News that Rodriguez had been hired as a brand new teacher and was in her second year at the school.

Price said Rodriguez also worked as a coach with the girls’ basketball, soccer, volleyball and track teams at the school.

She also confirmed that the teen is a former Page Middle School student.

Because of the age of the girl, police are releasing very few details about the case.

A preliminary police report says officers found Rodriguez and the 15 year old at a hotel.

It says when they questioned Rodriguez, she “admitted to having a sexual relationship” with the teen.

Police did not disclose the location of the hotel where they said the two were found.

Price said because Monday was a holiday, school officials just began notifying parents Tuesday about the arrest.

In a written statement, she said that SAISD officials also would be notifying the state Board of Education about Rodriguez’s arrest.

“We are working to gather information to ensure we have full knowledge of what has occurred,” the statement continued.

Jail records show Rodriguez posted a $20,000 bond and was released from custody Sunday.

Price said the suspect was expected to meet with SAISD’s human resources department at some point Tuesday.


A Greenville County teacher and track coach at Greer High School has been charged after she was found partially undressed in an SUV with a student, according to Ryan Flood, with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Elizabeth Heaton Taylor is charged with two counts of sexual battery with a student between 16 and 17 years old and giving false information to police.

Flood said that on Thursday at about 6:30 p.m., deputies found an SUV parked suspiciously on Holland Road in Simpsonville.

He said Taylor and a student were found inside the SUV and Taylor was partially undressed.

Flood said Taylor gave deputies a false name during the investigation.

He said investigators learned that between Jan. 1 and Thursday, Taylor engaged in sexual acts with the student on at least two separate occasions.

Taylor is in jail on a $10,250 bond.

Taylor was a biology teacher and track coach at Greer High School, according to Greenville County Schools spokeswoman Beth Brotherton. Brotherton said Taylor is no longer employed with Greenville County Schools.


A Mountain View High School teacher faces felony charges after she allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old male student, according to court documents.

Rebecca Mason-Cales, 26, of Boise, is charged with six counts of sexual battery of a child.

The German and history teacher allegedly had sexual intercourse with a student at least six separate times in September and November of 2017, Ada County prosecutors alleged during Mason-Cales’ arraignment Wednesday afternoon. The woman’s lawyer said the sexual contact ended in November, though Mason-Cales allegedly stayed in contact with the student, sending “graphic images as recently as Feb. 12,” prosecutors said.

Judge Daniel L. Steckel set Mason-Cales’ bond at $20,000 during the arraignment. She has a preliminary hearing set for March 7.


A 37-year-old mother of two Texas high school teacher and football coach’s wife is accused of engaging in an improper relationship with a 15-year-old student, police say.

Jamie Lynn Goforth, a teacher at Caldwell High School, turned herself in to the Burleson County Sheriff on Sunday on a charge of improper relationship between educator and student, which is a second-degree felony, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

The sheriff’s office said that a warrant was issued for Goforth’s arrest on February 9, but when deputies went to locate her, they learned she had left the county. Goforth then surrendered Sunday afternoon at the Burleson County Jail, and she remained in custody Sunday night, records showed.

According to the sheriff’s office, school officials notified them of the alleged improper behavior on February 2 and an “investigation began immediately.” The sheriff’s office said that investigators found the teacher had been involved in the “relationship” with the teen since October 2017.

“The sheriff’s office is cooperating fully with Caldwell ISD and is continuing their investigation of this incident,” the press release said.


Tayler Boncal, 22, of Beacon Falls, was charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault.

Police said their investigation began on Jan. 12 when they learned that she had the relationship with a male student from Conard High School.

She was employed by the district as a student teacher and assistant track coach at Conard at the time and living in New Britain during their relationship.