Calgary high school teacher arrested over allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with a student

Allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with a student have led to the arrest of a teacher at a northeast high school.

The Calgary police child-abuse unit announced Tuesday that a 45-year-old Bishop McNally High School teacher, whose name has not yet been released, will be charged in connection with sexual offences dating back more than a decade.

Police began investigating in January 2017 after a former student at the high school reported that she had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teacher between 2007 and 2009.

The alleged incidents occurred at several residences in Calgary, as well as at the school, according to a news release from police.

“Despite the age of consent in 2007 being 14, the suspect was in a position of trust and authority over the victim for the duration of alleged offences,” police said in the release.

The man was arrested Tuesday and is expected to appear before a Justice of the Peace, after which his name will be released.

CPS is expected to release more information Wednesday morning.

In a separate news release issued Tuesday evening, the Calgary Catholic School District acknowledged the charges against the teacher and will likewise be speaking on the matter Wednesday.