Written By: Ishton W. Morton – August 22nd, 2019
On August 22nd, 2019, according to officials with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, 23 year-old Kendall Burk who worked as a science teacher for Grant County High School had multiple sexual encounters with a 15-year-old male student who attends the high school where she was employed. What was she thinking???
The Northern Kentucky teacher is facing rape and sodomy charges. She is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with this 15-year-old student.
Reportedly authorities said, “the encounters occurred off campus between the dates of June 15th and July 3rd, 2019 during the summer break.”
Also, authorities believe that there were approximately four separate incidents, two of which were at Burk’s home and two in her car.
Subsequently, on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 school administration were alerted of the alleged relationship, and Burk was arrested shortly thereafter by Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
Conversely, it was school administrators that first notified law enforcement on the matter when they learned of the relationship.
Immediately, The Grant County Schools released a statement, stating, “The district followed proper protocol for a preliminary investigation and notified the school resource officer; the Grant County Sheriff’s Office investigated.”
According to Matthew Morgan Grant County Schools Superintendent, the teacher has been removed from duties and all remaining proceedings will be handled outside the school area.
Morgan continues to say; “While these events, of course, sadden us, our first priority and that of the law enforcement with whom we work is and must always be the protection and safety of students. We express our appreciation to those who worked with us to this end.”
Ironically, several students and parents within the school district expressed enormous discomfort over the situation, saying it was unexpected.
Carson Deitz one of Burk’s former student had this to say; “She’s a nice person. I just didn’t expect it.”
Deitz added, “Everyone’s just talking about it. They sent home a paper stating how they are taking care of the situation and how they anticipate parents to respect how they are handling everything.”
Meanwhile authorities said, Burk faces four counts of rape and four counts of sodomy. She was being held at the Grant County Detention Center. Since then, she has posted bail and is currently at home under house arrest. Burk is set to appear in court in September.
According to WLWT5 News, Michelle Heath a student’s parent had this to say; “I couldn’t imagine what would make a girl who just graduated from college, why would she risk everything and throw it away for a relationship, or whatever you want to call it, with a 15-year-old boy.”
Understood! When it’s all said and done the headline will still read Grant County High School teacher has been arrested after being accused of having sex with a student. And Burk was booked into the Grant County Detention Center on four counts of third-degree rape and four counts of sodomy.