A special-education teacher from Oklahoma has been charged with second-degree rape for allegedly having s.e.x with a 16-year-old student and sending him a n^de selfie.
Andee Lantz, 26, appeared in Caddo County court last Wednesday to answer to the criminal charge against her.
Lantz had been employed as a teacher at Carnegie High School, before resigning in mid-November amid allegations of s.e.xual misconduct.
According to court documents cited by News9, the case began unfolding on November 16, when Carnegie Schools Superintendent Eric Smith contacted the local police, saying that Lantz was involved in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student at the local high school.
Smith said the allegations against Lantz came to light after the student began circulating a n^de photo of the teacher around school.
When questioned about the image, both the boy and Lantz initially ‘denied any knowledge of the photo,’ but the teacher later allegedly admitted to engaging in an inappropriate relationship with the teen.
‘She said on one occasion she was riding around with [the student] and he leaned in [and] kissed her and that “it went from there,”‘ according to the documents.
Lantz’s first encounter with the teen allegedly took place after a homecoming game.
The 26-year-old special-education teacher also admitted to having s.e.x two or three times with the minor, according to the court papers.
At least one of the trysts was said to have taken place at Lantz’s home in Carnegie.
The superintendent noted that the student was not in any of Lantz’s classes.
‘It makes me sick to my stomach,’ said local parent Susan Clark.
The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16, but that does not apply to relations between a teacher and a student.