(Spartanburg, South Carolina) A 29-year-old science teacher at Spartanburg High School Freshmen Academy, Courtney Clark Kay, has been accused of engaging in inappropriate touching of a 14-year-old student.
Kay faces a charge of criminal sexual conduct.
The investigation started Jan. 30, when the 14-year-old's parent suspected there had been some inappropriate Facebook communication between her son and his science teacher at Spartanburg High School Freshmen Academy, said deputies.Kay has been booked into custody at the Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility.
According to deputies, officials with the Spartanburg School District 7 were also notified of the parent’s complaint.
They confronted Kay, and she resigned her teaching position the same day, Jan. 30, after admitting she knew she had violated district policy regarding fraternization with students, said deputies.
As the investigation progressed, it was discovered that there had also been some inappropriate touching between this student and Kay, said deputies.
According to deputies, the touching happened on school property.