Married teacher and cheerleading coach arrested for sex affair with teen boy student

A married North Carolina teacher and junior varsity cheerleading coach was arrested Wednesday after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a male student.

Katherine Ross Ridenhour, 23, an educator at Cox Mill High School in Concord, N.C., allegedly had a consensual relationship with a 17-year-old male student, FOX46 reported.

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The Concord Police Department said Ridenhour and the student had “inappropriate contact” several times during the last month and a half at the school, FOX46 reported.

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Ridenhour was hired by the district in Aug. 2016 as a family consumer and science teacher. She resigned from her position Tuesday.

The Charlotte Observer reported Ridenhour graduated from Liberty University in 2016

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Ridenhour was charged with two counts of “indecent liberties with a student,” police said.

Parents told FOX46 something needed to be done about teachers having inappropriate relationships with students.

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“They need to come up with something more severe and strict in cases like this. I don’t know what, but something needs to be done because it’s happening everywhere daily,” Lavonne Strickland, a parent of a student at the school, told FOX46.

Another parent, Daisy Rawlins, said: “I think it’s appalling, and I don’t understand why this keeps happening. It’s being reported a lot and I don’t understand why teachers think it’s okay to mess around with students.”

 

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