Female Catholic school teacher, 21, is arrested for ‘having sex with male student, 15, in the back of her car at a deserted fairground’
- Corissa McCalister, a teacher and head cross country coach at Catholic Central High School, was arrested last week for allegedly having sex with a male student
- McCalister allegedly drove the teen to a local fairground and had sex with the 15-year-old in the back of her car on March 30, according to authorities
- She was arrested after the teen’s mom reported the claims to school officials
- Since her arrest, she’s posted bond and been placed on administrative leave
A high school teacher in Ohio has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old male student in the back of her car at a deserted fairground.
Corissa McCalister, 21, who is a Spanish teacher, head cross country coach and assistant track coach at Catholic Central High School, was taken into custody last week after the mother of the alleged victim informed staff about an incident that occurred in March.
Authorities said McCalister drove the teenager home from a track meet at Edison Local School on March 30.
Police said McCalister parked at the Harrison County Fairground in Cadiz, Ohio, where they had sex in the back of her car.
Corissa McCalister, who is a teacher, head cross country coach and assistant track coach at Catholic Central High School in Ohio, was arrested for allegedly having sex with a student
Since her arrest, McCalister, who is facing two counts of sexual battery, has posted $100,000 bail.
In a press release, the Diocese of Steubenville said McCalister has been placed on leave.
‘Thomas Costello, principal of Catholic Central High School, Steubenville, after consulting with Diocesan Superintendent Deacon Paul D. Ward, has placed Corissa McCalister, 21, teacher, head cross country coach and assistant track coach, on administrative leave,’ the statement reads.
The diocese said that on April 21, school officials were informed about allegations of sexual abuse involving McCalister.
The mother of the alleged victim, told school officials about the claims and Costello ‘immediately informed the diocese of the allegations’ and notified local authorities.
On April 23, the diocese was informed by Harrison County authorities that charges have been filed. According to the diocese, none of the allegations occurred on school grounds.
Since her arrest, McCalister (pictured), who is facing two counts of sexual battery, has bonded out of jail
Investigators said the incident did not occur on school grounds (Catholic Central High School pictured)
In addition, the faculty of the high school and junior high schools were notified by Costello of the charges during a meeting after school on April 23.
‘The parents of all high school and junior high students were also notified about the incident through emails,’ the statement reads.
Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton, said: ‘I am deeply saddened by news of the allegations and I offer my prayers for healing for the victim and the victim’s family as well as the Catholic Central school community.’
A Diocesan Response Team will be reaching out to the alleged victim’s family and the school community to provide support.
Any person aware of abuse by anyone serving on behalf of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Steubenville is encouraged to contact diocesan and civil authorities. In the diocese, people should contact the Victim Assistance Service at email@example.com or telephone (740) 278-3455.