Texas teacher accused of sexual contact with student

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
(Photo Courtesy: Lockhart Police Department)

LOCKHART, Texas -- A female teacher at a school in Texas is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a male student.

Police said Sarah Fowlkes, a science teacher at Lockhart High School, was "engaged in sexual contact" with a 17-year-old at the school.

District officials say they were told of the report on Friday, March 10, and police immediately began an investigation.

According to a district press release, police determined that a male student had been in contact with Fowlkes in person and by message.

A warrant was issued for Fowlkes' arrest on Monday, and authorities said she turned herself in.

Fowlkes had been with the Lockhart Independent School District since Oct. 2014.