Jamie Lynn Goforth, Texas, Caldwell High school teacher turns herself in after being charged with improper relationship with a teen male student.
Jamie Lynn Goforth a 37 year old married mother of two, Burleson County, Texas school teacher turned herself into police over the weekend after being charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 15 year old teen male student.
Goforth who teaches science a Caldwell High School and is married to the school head coach was charged with one count of improper relationship between an educator and student.
If convicted the mom of two faces between two and 20 years jail according to Texas state law.
In a released statement, the Burleson County Sheriffs Office said the relationship between the teen and the Caldwell High School teacher started in October 2017.
School officials informed law enforcement of the relationship on February 2, with an arrest warrant issued on February 9.
Initial reports indicated Goforth trying to flee town after learning about the warrant for her arrest before relenting and turning herself in on Sunday.
Goforth was ordered held on $10,000 bail, but she later posted that amount and was released.
The exact nature of the impropriety was not divulged by authorities.
Jamie Lynn Goforth arrest school statement: ‘Our first priority is to provide a safe learning environment for our students.’
According to a personal website, Goforth has been married to the high school’s athletic director and head football coach, Bobby Jack Goforth, since 2011. The couple have two young daughters together, in addition to Bobby’s two daughters from a previous relationship.
Following Jamie Goforth’s arrest, the school district released a statement that said: ‘Many in our school community have heard of the arrest of Caldwell High School teacher Jamie Goforth.
‘The incident is being addressed through the court system, and the employee is not currently assigned to duty. The District holds all employees to a high standard of professionalism. We will monitor the matter and cooperate with any law enforcement requests throughout this legal process.
‘Our first priority is to provide a safe learning environment for our students. Personnel matters are considered confidential, so please understand that we are unable to provide further details regarding this matter.
‘We thank our entire community for the support of Caldwell ISD and its students.’
Goforth has since been placed on paid leave.
According to her Lindkedn profile, the Texas A&M graduate taught chemistry and physics. Before teaching she worked as a car dealership salesman and as a crime scene investigator.
Yet to be necessarily understood is what led to the educator sexually preying on her teen victim and abusing her position of trust, authority and power as she sough to subjugate her male victim….an unrelenting trend among many US female teachers.