(KTTS News) — A Nixa High School teacher has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.
Lena Stewart, 26, from Marionville is facing charges including statutory rape, statutory sodomy, sexual misconduct and sexual contact with a student.
Prosecutors say she’s been involved in a relationship with a student since last October.
The school district says it’s cooperating with the investigation.
Stewart was placed on administrative leave in December.
Statement from Nixa Public Schools
We learned today that charges have been filed against Lena Stewart, a teacher at Nixa High School.
We take any allegation of inappropriate conduct extremely seriously, so when an allegation was made in December, the district followed policy and procedure and then placed Lena Stewart on administrative leave and will continue to follow board policy and procedure when addressing this situation.
The district will be working with the appropriate authorities as they conduct their investigation and will cooperate fully with anything they need.