Elizabeth Flint, a volunteer intern at an Illinois high school where she was once a varsity cheerleader, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Flint, 21, has been charged with criminal sexual assault for the alleged incident with an unidentified Glenbard East High School student.
In addition to being a volunteer intern at Glenbard East High School, Flint was a former Ms. EIU Fitness 2017 at Eastern Illinois University.
Flint posted $5,000 cash and was released after an appearance in bond court Saturday. She is due back in court for arraignment June 4 on a charge of criminal sexual assault.
via Chicago Tribune:
Authorities say Flint was working as a volunteer intern at Glenbard East in Lombard. They allege that on three occasions in April she assaulted a 17-year-old student at the student’s home.
School officials became suspicious of Flint and contacted the DuPage County Children’s Advocacy Center. An investigation led to the charges against Flint, according to DuPage County prosecutors.
Peg Mannion, community relations coordinator for Glenbard District 87, released the following statement: “Our top priority is to ensure a safe learning environment for students. We take seriously any allegation of an inappropriate relationship involving a student. We handled this matter with the utmost urgency and immediately followed all reporting and investigative protocols.”
Flint is just the latest teacher to be charged for an alleged relationship with a teenager student. 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. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges. Keri Hoffman, 35, was also arrested for an alleged relationship with a student. More recently, 29-year-old Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander was arrested on similar charges.