A high school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with one of her students, according to the Murrieta Police Department.
Shannon Fosgett, 44, is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a male student at Murrieta Valley High School, where she was a teacher. The relationship reportedly began with after-hours texting and escalated to a sexual relationship, according to police.
Fosgett resigned from her job Wednesday, a day after being placed on leave by the school district. The alleged relationship was brought to school officials by other students, according to a police statement.
“The minor told detectives that one of his teachers began showing interest in him over a year ago, which started with after hour texting. As the relationship grew, the minor and the teacher engaged in oral sex and ultimately sexual intercourse,” the statement read.
Fosgett was arrested Friday and charged with one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 18 and two counts of oral copulation with a minor.
She has been released on bail.
Parents were notified of the investigation in a recorded phone call and email sent home Tuesday.