A 51-year-old female teacher at Barstow High School was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl, officials said.
On Thursday, deputies from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station in California, USA, received a report of a suspected relationship between teacher Katherine Oneill, 51, and a 16-year-old student at the school.
An investigation was conducted and investigators say they found Oneill had an inappropriate sexual relationship with the student and that the two exchanged explicit text messages.
The 51-year-old teacher was taken into custody on Friday and is now free on $100,000 bail.
Officials say Oneill has been on administrative leave since October of last year, though they won’t say why.
The Crimes Against Children Detail interviewed the victim regarding the allegation of sexual abuse. Detectives believe there may be additional victims and encouraged anyone with information to contact the Specialized Investigation Division, Crimes Against Children Detail.