Every few weeks we do one of these stories and it doesn't look like they're stopping anytime soon. The latest teacher/student sex scandal comes to us from Lockhart, Texas, just south of Austin.

27-year-old high school science teacher Sarah Madden Fowlkes was placed under arrest Monday (3/20) after it was suspected she was having an improper relationship with a 17-year-old student. The school became aware of the investigation right before the school closed for spring break.

The student and Fowlkes would allegedly engage in sexual activity when the two would meet up outside of school. Superintendent Susan Bohn emailed Lockhart High School parents on Monday, notifying them of Fowlkes' arrest and suspension.

Lockhart parents entrust their children to us every day, and it is something we do not take lightly. Student safety is the district’s most important priority,” said Bohn. “As soon as we learned of the report, we acted swiftly to involve law enforcement and CPS to conduct a thorough investigation. The district does not and will not tolerate any improper communication or contact between a teacher and child.”

Fowlkes has been a teacher for Lockhart ISD since 2014. The superintendent says Fowlkes will not be allowed back at this district.

Fowlkes was booked into the Caldwell County Jail on Monday and was out on bail the same day.

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