A Eudora High School English teacher was placed on administrative leave after he was arrested in Wichita over the weekend for allegedly having improper relationships with at least one minor.
“To our knowledge, the charges do not involve an Eudora student,” said Kristin Magette, director of communications.
The 32-year-old teacher from Lawrence, who has not been charged yet, was on paid administrative leave pending an investigation, and a substitute teacher was arranged to cover his classes, she said.
The teacher, who has been with the district since August, was arrested on four counts of rape, two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of electronic solicitation of a child, according to The Wichita Eagle.
In a note sent home to parents Monday, Eudora High School Principal G.A. Buie said the district was informed of the arrest over the weekend.
“This is deeply troubling situation to learn of, but I want you to know that we have a host of procedures and programs in place to protect the best interests of our students,” Buie wrote in the letter.
The district encourages any student with concerns or information about the teacher or any other adult to contact the Eudora Police Department, a school counselor or teacher.
Prior to joining the Eudora School District, the teacher taught at East High School in Wichita for several years, according to The Eagle.