GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46)- A high school teacher in Gwinnett County has resigned amid allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a 12th grade student.
The principal of Archer High School sent a letter to parents explaining the situation. Principal Ken Johnson said the following:
"This type of alleged behavior between a teacher and a student is unacceptable. While this is not a situation we have experienced at our school previously, one time is too many. Ethics matter, and the trust our community places in its educators matters to Archer and to Gwinnett County Public Schools. This is not something we take for granted. With that in mind, I thank you for your continued support of our school and its students."
The principal also said officials received a report about the situation Monday and the school contacted the police and the school district's human resources department.
Anthony Stark, a student at the school, said it was hard for teens to focus on studies when they found out a teacher was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.
"It just hit me hard because we're kind of close,” he said. “She’s my PE teacher."
Stark’s mother Roxana Evans said the allegations are disturbing.
“You give a teacher your kid so they can teach them, not to have sex with them,” she said. “We send them to school to learn, not to sleep with them."
The teacher, later identified as Sarah Brooks, is charged with sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority. Her bond is set at $11,200.
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