Texas high school teacher arrested for improper relationship with student

LOCKHART, Texas -- The Lockhart Police Department said a female teacher at Lockhart High School has been charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a male student.

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

According to Lockhart ISD, district officials were told of the report on Friday, March 10 and police immediately began an investigation.

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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.
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