A Franklin High School teacher accused of having sex with a student in a Franklin Twp. parking lot has submitted her resignation.
Superintendent Michael Sander said that Madalyn Arnett, 25, submitted her resignation from the district Thursday evening.
The resignation will be effective April 20 after she’s exhausted her accrued leave time, he said.
Sander said the district was in the process of firing the first-year social studies teacher, but the resignation ended that process.
He said the Franklin Board of Education will consider Arnett’s resignation request at its work-session on Monday.
Arnett was hired as a teacher last August. According to state records, Arnett was issued a teaching license to instruct social studies for grades 7 to 12 in May 2017. Prior to that, she was issued a short-term substitute teaching license for general education.
On Friday afternoon, Arnett waived her right to a preliminary hearing on the third-degree felony charge in Franklin Municipal Court. That allowed Franklin Municipal Judge Ron Ruppert to automatically bind the sexual battery charge to a Warren County grand jury for consideration. The charge is a third-degree felony.
Arnett was arrested at her West Carrollton home last week. She was placed on paid administrative leave March 27 after Franklin High School officials reported a sexual relationship between her and a 16-year-old male student, according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.
Arnett admitted to sexting with a student when confronted by school officials, according to court records. She was placed on leave with the district immediately and escorted off the school’s property.
Fornshell said students began talking about some of the activity at school and through cell phones there was evidence of inappropriate communication between the student and Arnett. Further investigation by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest.
Fornshell also told this news outlet that the sexual contact took place in a car in a parking lot the week before the arrest.
This report contains previous reporting by Staff Writer Lauren Pack.
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