Madalyn Arnett, a 23-year-old Franklin City Schools teacher, was arrested on Tuesday, March 27, after allegations of improper conduct with a student.
According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Arnett, 23, a social studies teacher, has been charged with one count of sexual battery. Police said that school officials got a tip on Monday, March 26, and launched an investigation on Tuesday, March 27. Arnett was put on leave on March 27.
High School Superintendent Michael Sander said that the relationship between Arnett and the student was “potentially inappropriate electronic communications.”
She was booked into the Warren County Jail and her bond has been set at $25,000.
via The Journal-News:
Madalyn Schae Arnett, 25, was arrested at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday night at her West Carrollton residence on a charge of sexual battery, a third-degree felony, according to booking information on the Warren County Jail website. She is scheduled to be arraigned at noon Friday in Franklin Municipal Court.
Superintendent Michael Sander told this news outlet that administrators learned of the allegation after the school day on Monday. Sander said administrators met early Tuesday morning to conduct an initial investigation of the allegations that prompted the teacher being placed on leave.
Arnett is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment on Friday, March 30.
Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
In addition, 31-year-old Nicole Marie Andrews, 32-year-old Jessica Langford, 29-year-old Andrea Baber, 27-year-old Robin Dunlap, 27-year-old Jennifer Olajire-Aro have also been charged with these charges.
42-year-old Heather Butts of California was arrested on a second-degree felony charge, Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student, Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship.