Pottawatomie County, Kansas (The Weekly Vice) -- Katherine J. Harder, a 31 year old language arts teacher at Manhattan High School has been arrested and charged with having unlawful sexual relations with a student after police caught her in a vehicle with a 17 year old student.
According to authorities, a Pottawatomie County Deputy on patrol investigated a suspicious vehicle around 10 p.m. that was parked at the Tuttle Creek Dam near Manhattan, Kansas.
When the officer approached the vehicle, he made contact with Harder and the male student, who were together in the parked vehicle.
Michele Jones, communications coordinator for the school district, said Harder was a good teacher.
"Ms. Harder was a language arts teacher at Manhattan High School. She had worked for us for about three years, and she resigned from employment this morning," Jones said.
Harder has been released from jail on a $3,000 bond.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
If it turns out that the two were literally caught undressed, this would have to be just about the worst way for a teacher to be caught - from her perspective.
It's among the few teacher/student sex scandals where the teacher was literally caught with her pants down or dress "up". Despite the serious nature of the case, one can't help but think the story comes right out of 'Porkies' or 'American Pie'.
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