Three New Jersey high school teachers were arrested Thursday on charges of having sexual relations with their students, along with thee principal and vice-principal for failing to report the illegal and inappropirate relationships to the proper authorities. Camden County authorities announced the charges Thursday.
The teachers were arrested after a two-month investigation that began when a student informed a substitute teacher in April about inappropriate relationships between male teachers and female students. The substitute teacher then notified Principal who then failed proper authorities. The Assistant Principal allegedly helped the girl write her statement to make it sound less serious.
The prosecutor’s office said the three men engaged in sexual activity with three female students on numerous occasions from November 2011 to June 2012.
The suspects were released on their own recognizance, with their next court date set for October 13. Under New Jersey law, there cannot be a rape charge for a student older than 16 who consents, Faulk said, however, all five could face at least five years in prison.
The Black Horse Pike Regional School District issued a statement saying it would “take corrective action and all disciplinary measures under the law when there is evidence of any staff misconduct.”