A high school teacher from Burleson County Texas, who is married to the school’s football coach, is accused of having an improper relationship with a 15-year-old student. KBTX reports that early this month the school contacted the Sheriff’s office after the allegations came to light.
Jamie Goforth, 37, allegedly sexually abused a 15-year-old male student starting back in October. She turned herself in on Sunday and has been charged with an improper relationship between educator and student. According to KBTX , she’s being held on a $10,000 bond. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf at this time. Before turning herself in, it appears that she might have tried to skip town.
The school (Caldwell ISD) put out the following statement: “Many in our school community have heard of the arrest of Caldwell High School teacher Jamie Goforth. The incident is being addressed through the court system, and the employee is not currently assigned to duty. 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. 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. We thank our entire community for the support of Caldwell ISD and its students.”
Goforth is married to the school’s athletic director and football coach Bobby Jack Goforth. They have been married since 2011 and have two young children together. They also have been raising Bobby’s two other children from a previous relationship. According to Jamie’s LinkedIn, she taught chemistry and physics.