Not to say schools are on edge these days for reports of their teachers diddling the student bodies, but Kettering Fairmont High School in Ohio moved with extreme speed in investigating and arresting substitute teacher Madeline Marx, 23, after initial tattle-tale reports to the principal from students at the school.
According to reports, a number of students at Kettering, call them, concerned hall monitors, visited the school principal with suggestions that Ms. Marx had or was having inappropriate sexual contact with one of the students at the school. The principal turned the matter immediately over to the School Resource Officer, which is a nice name for cop on campus, who interviewed a few of the involved parties. The SRO immediately notified HQ who came and arrested Marx on two counts of sexual battery of a minor. That all happened in one day. How long the sexual relations had been going on has yet to be revealed.
The police in Kettering are not identifying the name or gender of the student “victim”. The name part is standard withholding for an underaged victim, but the gender is typically released. That’s either standard policy or it’s a girl and the police decided that it was too tawdry to share.
(EDITED TO ADD: Now confirmed, Marx’ arrest related to sexual activities with two underaged boys and sex in her car. Because you wanted to know!)
The school superintendent leapt into action by assuring the parents and public that substitute teachers like Madeline Marx go through the same rigorous screening process as regular teachers. Which again doesn’t really address what happened or the growing number of these cases, merely that all processes are being followed, even if those processes are failing. He noted that the district gets it right 99.9% of the time. Which sounds vaguely familiar to how airlines tout their on-time records, though you’d swear most of the time they run late.