Kristin Pike, a 28-year-old teacher at Dickinson High School in Texas, has been charged with a felony count of improper relationship between educator and student. Pike taught English and was a softball coach, before leaving the district in June for reasons allegedly unrelated to the allegations.
Among the allegations are that Pike had sex with a 15-year-old student in a classroom.
The student informed school administrators of the “consensual sexual contact and sexual intercourse,” according to the Daily Mail, but also added that four other students had had sex with Pike in 2016.
“The district immediately forwarded the information to Child Protective Services and law enforcement and is cooperating with authorities in the investigation,” Dickinson Independent School District spokeswoman Tammy Dowdy said.
The report adds:
The district released a statement after Pike turned herself in and said it ‘immediately forwarded information’ to authorities after it was made aware of the allegations and is cooperating with the investigation. Pike’s bond was set at $20,000. She is no longer in custody.
She turned herself into the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, according to the Galveston County Daily News.
Just a year prior, Dickinson High School had dealt with another teacher, 32-year-old Justin Devera, being charged with improper relationship between an educator and student. Devera admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old student and was sentenced to 10 years probation after pleading guilty to the charge.
Pike 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.