A former substitute teacher in Missouri who is accused of having sex with an underage student in two different counties has been arrested.
According to a Fox News report, Lauren Barclay, 24, allegedly had sex with the unnamed 17-year-old boy at his home in Barry County and performed oral sex on him in her car at a park in neighboring Lawrence County. At the time, she was employed as a substitute teacher at Monett High School.
The charges came to light in April when Monett City Police Officer Jay Jastal, who works at the high school, received a tip about the inappropriate relationship. Barclay admitted to the tryst after the student confirmed it when questioned by Officer Jastal. She was subsequently fired from the school.
“When we became aware of potential involvement with a student, we followed all procedures,” Monett Superintendent Brad Hanson said. “We had a conversation with her and she was not employed from then on … We dealt with it swiftly … and now, we’ll let the legal side do its work.”
Barclay was taken to the Lawrence County Jail and released after posting $25,000 bond. She also faces charges in Barry County, where her bond has been set at $10,000.
This post was originally published on July 1, 2017.