First-Year High School Teacher Accused of Sexual Assault
Kayla Mooney, a 24-year-old science teacher, who is accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a student turned herself in to police earlier this week. The superintendent of the district said: "We are all very disappointed that this has happened to one of our faculty members."
But what about the student? Shouldn't the superintendent of the district be disappointed that this happened in the first place?
Kayla Mooney of Danbury, Connecticut turned herself in to police after a seven week investigation following accusations of a felony charge of second-degree sexual assault on a male student. She is also being charged with distributing alcohol to a minor.
Mooney was placed on administrative leave Feb. 10 after allegations that she had inappropriate sexual contact with a male high school student. Her name was not released at the time because she had not been charged with a crime.
Mooney remains on paid leave, Pascarella said.
"Obviously, there is a whole process we have to go through with this investigation," Pascarella said. "At this point, these are allegations."
Pascarella sent high school parents an automated message Tuesday night informing them about the teacher's arrest.