23 year old teacher arrested for ‘inappropriate’ relationship with student

GEORGIA — The Athens-Clarke County police department says they conducted an investigation into a ‘potentially inappropriate incident’ between a Clarke County School District high school teacher and a student.

Based on the investigation, officers obtained a Sexual Assault warrant for Kara Elizabeth Coalson, 23, of Athens.

The Clarke County School District released the following statement: “The school district was recently informed of a potentially inappropriate incident that took place off campus involving a student and a teacher. District officials immediately contacted local law enforcement and the teacher was placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation.

The police investigation is ongoing and an arrest warrant has been issued for the teacher. The school district has also notified state officials at the Georgia Professional Standards Commission of the investigation and the circumstances surrounding it

While we cannot share more information due to our need to protect the student and the nature of the investigation, we want to reiterate that our first and most important responsibility is the safety of all students. The district takes these situations very seriously and acted quickly upon learning of the potentially inappropriate relationship.”