Mount Pleasant police say a 28-year-old substitute teacher is behind bars facing multiple felonies for having inappropriate sexual contact with at least one student.
The teacher has been booked into the Racine County Jail on felony counts of child enticement, sexual assault of a child by a school staff person, and exposing a child to harmful materials.
According to a press release from MPPD Sgt. David Stroupe, the first encounter between the teacher and the student occurred at Case High School, but subsequent incidents took place away from school and outside school hours.
We are not naming the teacher until he is formally charged.
In his written statement, Stroupe notes that Racine Unified administration and the police have been conducting an investigation into the allegations.
“The Mount Pleasant Police Department along with Racine Unified School District Administration has been conducting an investigation regarding allegations of a substitute school teacher having inappropriate sexual contact with at least one student,” the statement reads. “The inappropriate sexual contact was reported to have occurred away from school and after school hours.”
RUSD spokesperson Stacy Tapp confirmed the district took immediate action.
“(The teacher) is no longer an employee of the District. We took immediate action and are working with authorities on the investigation,” she told Racine County Eye in an email.
After the first situation was reported, additional incidents were discovered. The teacher was contacting additional female students via social media and setting up meetings where illegal, sexual contact was taking place.
The teacher was taken into custody Friday.
We will update this story when we additional details become available.