Isabella Bowman, Arizona, Dr Daniel Bright Elementary School teacher arrested following argument with husband over alleged affair with 17 year old male.
A 22 year old elementary school teacher has been arrested after allegedly having a physical relationship with an juvenile male following police responding to a report that she was fighting with her husband about the alleged affair.
KTAR reported cops arriving at the home of Cottonwood, Arizona school teacher, Isabella Bowman after being notified of an argument stemming from the woman’s alleged sexual tryst with a 17 year old male student.
The teacher was identified as teaching at Dr Daniel Bright Elementary School.
‘The investigation determined probable cause existed to charge her with having a sexual relationship with the juvenile,’ Sgt Monica Kuhlt said following Bowman’s arrest Thursday.
Adding, ‘While officers were at the residence they also discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia that allegedly belonged to her.’
Investigators said the relationship likely originated outside of any school setting and that the teen was not enrolled in the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.
‘None of the alleged sexual acts took place on or around any school properties,’ Kuhlt said.
In Arizona and other states, sexual contact with anyone under the age of 18 by a person who is more than two years older than the minor is considered statutory rape.
In a press release, Detective Sgt Chad Sinn said: ‘We do not believe there are any other victims at this time, however, this investigation is still ongoing.’
The school district’s superintendent Steve King also issued a statement Thursday, which said: ‘The matter is being investigated by the Cottonwood Police Department and will be dealt with appropriately.
‘Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cottonwood Police Department.’
Bowman was placed on administrative leave Thursday pending the investigation, according to a letter King sent to parents.
‘COCSD is committed to the safety of all students and expects all staff to adhere to the highest ethical practices and conduct when it comes to our community’s children,’ Steve King wrote.
‘We must all work together, staff, students, families and community to provide a safe learning environment for children to learn, grow and thrive.’