Katherine Ross Ridenhour, a 23-year-old teacher at Cox Mill High School, has been accused of having an inappropriate sexual consensual relationship with a student.
Ridenhour, of Concord, has been charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a student. According to Concord police, the 23-year-old was engaged in a relationship with a 17-year-old male student.
According to the Concord Police Department, they launched an investigation after they were notified of a “potential inappropriate consensual relationship” between a student and teacher at Cox Mill High School.
#BreakingNews Sources tell me @ConcordNCPolice have charged Cox Mill HS teacher, Katherine Ross Ridenhour, w/ indecent liberties w/ student. @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/ftHH1V8uwq
— Allison Latos (@AllisonWSOC9) November 15, 2017
Ridenhour was charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a student and taken to the Cabarrus County Magistrate where she received a written promise to appear in court.
This is the latest in teacher/student sex scandals this year. Tenessee teacher Janet Smothers was arrested. Former nutrition teacher LaToya Parker was also arrested for a relationship with a student. Florida teacher Caroline Lawson was charged with sexual assault. 26-year-old Allyson Moran was also arrested.
According to local media outlets, Cabarrus County Schools officials have not said if Ridenhour is still employed in the district.