Yet another teacher has been arrested over allegations of sexual misconduct with one of her underage students.
Newlywed Megan Denman, 29, a social studies teacher and cheerleading coach at Hoover High School in Fresno, California, has been banned from the classroom and all contact with students so that police can carry out their investigation into the troubling allegations.
The improper sexual activity in question supposedly took place away from Hoover High School campus, near the area where Denman held cheerleading practices.
School administrators issued a letter about the investigation containing the following statements:
“As we all know there have been incidents throughout the state of teachers taking advantage of the student/teacher relationship. Unfortunately, we have learned of an alleged inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student in our own district. Words cannot describe my deep disappointment in this alleged breach of teacher/student relationship.
“We have acted swiftly in taking the appropriate action in removing the teacher from the classroom and the school while these allegations are being investigated. The overwhelming majority of our employees are working hard every day to assure the success of our students and our work will not be derailed by these allegations. We are cooperating fully with law enforcement.”
Denman was booked into Fresno County jail on charges of sex with a minor and oral sex with a person aged under 18. She has been released on $55,000 bail, according to the Daily Mail.