Teacher sex scandals are an under-the-radar epidemic, right? It’s a little unsettling that the Google search “teacher arrested” never fails to deliver a batch of shady-ass instructors accused of having sexual relations with teens. Parents have enough to worry about as is, now they’ve got to keep an eye out for teachers past and present getting it on with their kid? Brutal.
Anyway, that face of regret above belongs to Mayflower High School teacher Jessica Kaplan. She is an art teacher who was arrested this week after a school resource officer learned she might be up to no good with a student.
On Monday, a school resource officer at Mayflower High School was informed that sexual contact between a student and a teacher in the district had taken place, according to the city’s Police Department.
Jessica Kaplan, 31, was arrested on a charge of first-degree sexual assault shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.
Kaplan’s teacher profile says she got her Master of Education from Harding University in 2011. Under family history, Kaplan mentions that she is married:
I married my high school sweet heart. We have two dogs, two cats, and two kids. It’s a full house.
This is also Kaplan’s first year at Mayflower High School… we assume it could well be her last.