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Teacher Accused of 'Sexual Contact' With Student Smiled in Mug Shot Because She's Not Guilty: Lawyer

An attorney for Sarah Fowlkes says is smiling in her mug shot because his client is innocent.

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    Sarah Fowlkes

    A Texas high school anatomy teacher has been arrested for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student.

    The Lockhart Police Department said 27-year-old Sarah Fowlkes of Lockhart High School "engaged in sexual contact" with a 17-year-old male student earlier this month.

    Police told NBC Austin affiliate KXAN Fowlkes turned herself in on Monday and bonded out later that day.

    Fowlkes' attorney Jason Nassour said, "You've got a young lady who was arrested on the statement of a 17-year-old kid with no corroborating evidence."

    Nassour said his client is smiling in her mug shot because she is innocent.

    He added that "this isn't a guilty person sitting there like they just got caught. When everything's fleshed out it won't be as it appears."

    Fowlkes has been employed with the Lockhart Independent School District since October 2014, according to KXAN.

    She has since been suspended by the district pending an investigation.

    Arrest Affidavit