A former high school biology and anatomy teacher has been arrested and accused of soliciting sex with a teenage student.
State police said they arrested Charanda D. Fugate, 33, of Clay City, at about 8 p.m. Monday, charging her with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/police officer for sex, a felony.
The Wolfe County Schools website lists Fugate as a biology and anatomy teacher at Wolfe County High School. Fugate says on the web page that she is a mother of three.
Wolfe County Superintendent Kenny Bell said Fugate “had been dismissed from the Wolfe County School District for unrelated reasons before these allegations came to our attention,” according to a statement provided to WKYT.
“The top priority of the Wolfe County School District is the safety and well-being of all of our students,” Bell said in the statement. “District officials have turned the allegations in to the Education Professional Standards Board and the Kentucky State Police and will cooperate fully with any and all investigations.”
WKYT reported that an arrest warrant says that in May, Fugate sent provocative photos, including pictures of herself in her underwear, and messages to a 16-year-old boy, inviting him to engage in sexual acts with her. Most of the messages were sent via Snapchat, WKYT reported.
State police said Fugate was taken to the Powell County Detention Center.