26-year-old Andee Lantz was a special education teacher with Carnegie Public Schools in Oklahoma until mid-November when she resigned from her teaching position amid an investigation into a relationship she had with a student.
At the end of November, her husband also filed for divorce and sought custody of their young child.
KWTV, citing court records, indicate that the investigation began after a student was found to be circulating a nude image of Lantz. When interviewed by the superintendent, both the student and Lantz initially denied any wrongdoing. Eventually though, Lantz admitted to inappropriate contact with the student.
Lantz is said to have stated that while driving around with the student after a homecoming game, "he leaned in and kissed her and it went from there." She then invited the student back to her home where she raped him.
Despite the age of consent being 16 in the state of Oklahoma, any relationship between a teacher and student is defined as rape by state law.
Lantz admitted to investigators that she and the student had sex two or three times.
A warrant for her arrest was issued on December 18 on a single charge of second degree rape. She appeared in court on December 23 where her bond was set at $15,000 and she was released that same day on her own recognizance.
Her next court date is scheduled for March 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM. If convicted, she faces the possibility of a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.