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Louisiana Substitute Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student During Pep Rally
The student allegedly recorded the encounter with Constance Robertson on his cell phone and was showing the video to friends, Port Barre Police said.
A substitute teacher in Louisiana is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student in a classroom, while the rest of the school was at a pep rally.
Constance Robertson, 25, was arrested Monday and charged her with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, according to Port Barre Police.
The incident was discovered after the 10th grade student involved reportedly recorded the encounter on his cell phone and was later showing the video to his friends, according to KATC News. The news of the alleged sexual activity between the teacher and student traveled to school administrators, who contacted the police.
Police viewed the evidence on the cell phone, after getting a search warrant, and later arrested Robertson, according to the Opelousas Daily World.
Port Barre Police Chief Deon Boudreaux said that Robertson had allegedly told police she believed the boy was 18. She said she had agreed to meet him in a classroom during a pep rally, reports KADN.
The alleged incident occurred at the Port Barre High School, which is part of the St. Landry Parish School System. School officials said they were aware of the allegations of sexual misconduct and were working with police. Robertson had been working as a substitute teacher within the school system since 2017.
"There are no previously reported incidents involving this employee," they said in a statement obtained by KATC News. "She has been removed from working as a substitute teacher in St. Landry Parish Schools."
School officials said they were unable to comment on the issue further as it remains under investigation and is considered a "personnel matter."
[Photo: Port Barre Police]