Married teacher Sarah Fowlkes, from Texas, couldn’t wipe the smile off her face for her mugshot after being accused and arrested of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.
Fowlkes, 26, was suspended from her job as an anatomy and physiology teacher at Lockhart High School after she turned herself in to police Monday – just hours after celebrating her birthday with her husband.
The happy faced woman allegedly engaged in “sexual content with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire” of the student, the Daily Star reported.
“Their contact was of a sexual nature,” authorities said.
“Lockhart parents entrust their children to us every day, and it is something we do not take lightly,” schools superintendent Susan Bohn said in a statement. “Student safety is the district’s most important priority. As soon as we learned of the report, we acted swiftly to involve law enforcement and CPS to conduct a thorough investigation,”
The beaming blonde who has been married since 2013, began working at Lockhart High in September, according to her page on the school’s website.
According to Fowlkes’ attorney, Jason Nassou, she was smiling because she knows she is innocent.
“You’ve got a young lady who was arrested on the statement of a 17-year-old kid with no corroborating evidence,” Nassour told the station. “This isn’t a guilty person sitting there like they just got caught. When everything’s fleshed out it won’t be as it appears.”
The teacher remains suspended until investigation is still in process.