School nurse caught sleeping with student arrested
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A 26-year-old school nurse from Missouri has been arrested and charged with engaging in an illicit relationship with a student.
Candice Elizabeth Johnson was taken into custody by the Kennett Police Department on Wednesday after evidence of the relationship was discovered.
Johnson worked at Kennett High School and was accused of having a relationship with a 15-year-old student at the school.
According to police, they received information about the relationship recently and after interviewing the student, they found that the relationship had been ongoing since October 2022.
The student told authorities that the two had 12 bedroom encounters and exchanged explicit photos.
Some of these encounters took place in Johnson’s office, according to the student’s statements.
However, the student did not officially admit to the relationship when questioned by the school principal and assistant principal.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the student chose not to confess because he “did not want to get Johnson into any trouble.”
The student’s mother also spoke to the police and confirmed that the nurse and student had spoken about having a future together while they were hanging out.
As a result of these allegations, Johnson faces two counts of second-degree statutory rape and two counts of sexual contact with a student.
These charges come with serious consequences and the outcome of the case will be closely watched by the public.
The case raises important questions about the responsibilities of school employees and the measures that schools should take to protect students from inappropriate relationships.
While some people may argue that teachers and other school staff members should not be allowed to have any relationships with students, others may argue that such relationships can be appropriate in certain circumstances, as long as they are consensual and do not involve any exploitation or abuse of power.
In any case, the arrest of Candice Elizabeth Johnson serves as a reminder of the importance of creating a safe and secure learning environment for students.
Schools should have policies in place that prohibit inappropriate relationships between teachers and students and take action when such relationships are suspected.
“This is a concerning situation and we take allegations of this nature very seriously,” said a spokesperson for the Kennett Police Department.
“We will continue to investigate this matter and take appropriate action to ensure the safety and well-being of all students.”