a math teacher in missouri, Hayley Clifton-CarmackThe 26-year-old was accused of rape for having sex with a 16-year-old student. Reports say other students acted as “lookouts” during the incident, which also involved the teen’s father, who faces charges after agreeing to be released on bail.
The incident came to light on December 7, 2023, when a classmate of the student reported the inappropriate relationship to the school resource officer. Lackey High Schoolwho immediately contacted the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the complaint, witnesses showed an officer photos showing scratches on his partner’s back and claimed the scratches were the result of sexual contact with Clifton-Carmack.
According to court documents, the teacher had previously been in trouble with the school’s administration for “getting too close to students.” According to the testimony of a student, the teacher filed for divorce because of some love issues.
On December 8, 2023, when faced with police accusations, Clifton-Carmack He denied having any type of sexual relationship with the student. Although police seized her phone, they were not able to view its contents until a warrant was issued on Dec. 22, when they discovered text messages proving a relationship between the teacher and student.
The teacher left Missouri around December 23 to visit her family. Texas, where she was eventually arrested. On January 3, 2024, authorities interviewed “individuals at the residence where Haley had previously resided.” Missourishe shared that she “had moved to Texas Living with family, they were unsure if he would return. “
The charges against him include first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree statutory rape, sexual contact with a student and fourth-degree sexual abuse. His bail was set at $250,000.
On the other hand, the boy’s father, Mark Clayton, was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child. Court documents show he knew about his son’s sexual relationship with the teacher and that other students were watching.In addition, it is clearly stated creighton He knew about the relationship but instead of reporting it, he continued to cover it up and even allowed the relationship to continue in his own home.
superintendent Raque R5, Kent Staub,ensure Clifton-Carmack has not been on school property since disclosing the allegations in a statement provided to the school ABC 17.
“The alleged misconduct is inexcusable and inconsistent with the professional standards expected of a school district employee. The employee has not been present since December 8, 2023,” Strombaugh wrote in a statement posted on Facebook. past the area and we don’t expect her to come back. “
The teacher had been working at the school for about a year and a half and this was her first teaching job. Clifton-Carmack awaiting extradition to Missouri from the Comal County Jail. Meanwhile, the young man’s father remains in custody with bail set at $50,000. The case caused uproar and sparked debate within educational institutions about responsibility and ethical conduct.