A teacher, 22, has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a male student.
Tayler Boncal, a former assistant track coach and student teacher at Conard High School is accused of having sex with an 18-year-old who was an another school in the same district.
A concerned parent notified the assistant superintendent for administration Dr. Andrew Morrow.
Morrow launched an investigation on January 12, and Boncal, who was 21 when the relationship began, was fired later that month.
She is charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault.
Boncal joined Conard High School in December 2017 and never taught or coached the teen.
A spokesperson said the couple were in love. The student’s parents have asked that she not be prosecuted.
Conard Principal Julio Duarte sent a letter home to parents informing them of the allegations.
‘I know that there have been rumors amongst students these past few weeks. Now that the police action has concluded, I am able to inform you of an incident that I was made aware of between a former student teacher/assistant coach and a student,’ he wrote.
‘As educators, we are entrusted to protect and educate all of our students and know there are certain boundaries that can never be crossed. Also, we will not tolerate any behavior that compromises the safety or well-being of our students.
‘ I hope you will not let the misconduct of this one individual cast a shadow over all of our staff members who demonstrate their commitment to our students every day.’