A Caldwell High School teacher has been charged with having an improper relationship with a student.
Jamie Lynn Goforth, 37, of Caldwell turned herself into the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday.
The Burleson County Sheriff’s Office said it began investigating Feb. 2 after being notified by school district officials of the possible relationship.
The Sheriff’s Office said investigators determined Goforth began having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old boy in October. A warrant was issued for her arrest on Friday.
She remained in the Burleson County Jail Sunday afternoon in lieu of $10,000 bail.
The school district released a statement Sunday that said the case “is being addressed through the court system.”
“The district holds all employees to a high standard of professionalism. We will monitor the matter and cooperate with any law enforcement requests throughout this legal process,” the statement said. “Our first priority is to provide a safe learning environment for our students. Personnel matters are considered confidential, so please understand that we are unable to provide further details regarding this matter.”
Goforth was listed as a science teacher on the school’s staff directory.
Sunday’s arrest was the second time in recent months that a Caldwell High School teacher has been charged with having an improper relationship with a student.
In September, Spanish teacher Aracely Sauceda of Bryan resigned after being charged with having an improper relationship with a 16-year-old boy and indecency with a child. Officials said an investigation into that case began after a teacher overheard students talking about the teacher.
Having an improper relationship between and educator and a student is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.