Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Baylee Turner, 23, of Joplin, for sexual contact with a student.

Turner, a teacher for the Sarcoxie School District at the time of this incident, was taken into custody after an investigation revealed that she had sexual contact with a student.

Charges have been submitted to the Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office for review and the investigation is still ongoing. More charges may be submitted in the future. 

The Sarcoxie superintendent says: “In an emergency school board meeting on Monday, they accepted the resignation of Turner and the school has asked the state to revoke her teaching license.”