A science teacher grinned from ear to ear as she posed for a mugshot after being arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a student.
Sarah Fowlkes, 27, has been suspended from her job at Lockhart High School in Texas and could go to jail but she did not seem to have a care in the world as she smiled inanely into the camera.
Fowlkes, who has worked as a biology teacher at the school since October 2014, was booked into Caldwell County Jail.
The Houston Chronicle reported that a school administrator contacted the police about an inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher.
Detectives in Lockhart, which is about 30 miles from Austin, interviewed a 17-year-old student who admitted to having sexual contact with Fowlkes.
Lockhart Independent School District duly suspended Fowlkes pending an appearance before the State Board for Educator Certification.
School superintendent Susan Bohn said: ‘Lockhart parents entrust their children to us every day, and it is something we do not take lightly.
‘Student safety is the district’s most important priority. As soon as we learned of the report, we acted swiftly to involve law enforcement and CPS to conduct a thorough investigation. The district does not and will not tolerate any improper communication or contact between a teacher and child.’