“Their contact was of a sexual nature,” police said in a report. The teacher has been suspended from the school pending an investigation.According to reports, Fowlkes celebrated her birthday with her husband of four years before she turned herself into police.This isn't a guilty person sitting there like they just got caught," Nassour told the TV station."When everything's fleshed out it won't be as it appears." The Lockhart High School student often met Fowlkes in person and communicated through messages, police said, adding that they "engaged in sexual contact." School officials learned about Fowlkes' alleged relationship with the teen through a report on March 10.The district does not and will not tolerate any improper communication or contact between a teacher and child.”The school district says Fowlkes has been with the district since 2014.
Detectives launched the investigation on March 10 after getting a tip from a school administrator which led them to the student, police said.'Their contact was of a sexual nature,' said police.Police Chief Ernest Pedraza charged Fowlkes, with engaging in 'sexual contact with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of' the alleged victim, according to the San Antonio Express-News.“Lockhart parents entrust their children to us every day, and it is something we do not take lightly,” schools superintendent Susan Bohn said in a statement.LOCKHART, Texas -- A female high school teacher turned herself in after a warrant was issued for her arrest for an alleged improper relationship with a male student, CBS Austin affiliate KEYE-TV reports.As soon as we learned of the report, we acted swiftly to involve law enforcement and CPS to conduct a thorough investigation.A Texas high school teacher has been charged for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, police said.The science teacher has been employed with the district since Oct. “I have very high expectations of myself as a teacher as well as of my students, and I hope that this will be a formula for achievement,” Fowlkes once said, according the district’s website.Another ex-Texas teacher, Alexandria Vera, was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting she frequently had sex with a 13-year-old male student who impregnated her.Lockhart Independent School District duly suspended Fowlkes - who has been married since 2013 - pending an appearance before the State Board for Educator Certification.School superintendent Susan Bohn said: 'Lockhart parents entrust their children to us every day, and it is something we do not take lightly.'Student safety is the district's most important priority.