A Clovis teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a student. Police say the woman engaged in an inappropriate relationship with the underage boy.
Clovis Unified Communications Officer Kelly Avants says, "The very minute that we heard that there could be a possibility of an inappropriate relationship, we reported it to police."
It was brought to the school district's attention Thursday morning. Within hours, 28-year-old Lindsey Trimble was arrested. She's facing one count of sex with a minor and one count of oral copulation.
Police say between March and July, the Clovis East teacher engaged in a relationship with a 17-year-old boy. Detectives have confirmed the crimes did not take place on campus.
Janet Stoll-Lee, Clovis PD says "We know that there was at least one encounter on two different occasions at two residences in Fresno County."
The investigation is ongoing, but according to police it appears only one student was involved.
"The important thing I think here is that we have one victim in the case. We are not looking for other victims in the case, and that's pretty much where we stand on it right now."
Trimble was in her third year with the district. She was a science teacher at Clovis East and Reyburn Intermediate School. The woman resigned from her position right after she was arrested.
"There's certainly no doubt in anyone's mind who works for us, what is or what is not appropriate. We hold our staff to a very high standard in that respect and I think the fact that she resigned immediately indicated that relationship existed," says Avants.
The allegations aren't sitting well with parents.
"It's disgusting, immoral, wrong. You shouldn't have to worry about stuff like that, but it does happen."
Mike Higgins has a 16-year-old son and says an act like this goes far beyond breaking a law.
"As a teacher, you have to be doing your job, you know, that's not right." says Higgins.
Police say they believe Trimble was married. She is scheduled to be arraigned in court December 20th.