An Arkansas City High School teacher was suspended “from all duties” following his arrest on suspicion of having sex with a student at the school, district officials announced Saturday night.
Social studies teacher Ethan Dane Huff, 27, was arrested Friday and booked into the Cowley County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond, according to Arkansas City police. He had bonded out of jail as of late Friday evening.
Arkansas City school superintendent Ron Ballard on Saturday issued a statement in response to the arrest.
“Student safety is our top priority,” Ballard’s statement said. “We take these allegations very seriously and are cooperating fully with law enforcement. At this time, we have no other information to report.”
Officers were notified of “an inappropriate sexual relationship” between Huff and a 17-year-old girl at the high school, a police statement said. Following an investigation, he was booked into jail on suspicion of unlawful sexual relations.