Port Barre High School substitute teacher arrested for having sex with student

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PORT BARRE, La. (KLFY)- A Port Barre High substitute teacher was arrested today on allegations that she had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student.

Constance Robertson, 25, of Washington, is charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

The incident was reportedly recorded on the student’s cell and shared with other students. 

The school immediately reported the allegation to police.

According the the St. Landry Parish School Board, the Washington has been working for the school system since May, 2017. 

“There are no previously reported incidents involving this employee,” the School Board said in a statement today. “She has been removed from working as a substitute teacher in St. Landry Parish Schools.”

The teacher, who has not been identified, reportedly told officers that she thought the student was 18.

“We are currently working with law enforcement as it pertains to this incident and are unable to comment further as this is a personnel matter and is under investigation,” said the St. Landry Parish School Board.

This is a developing story. We’ll have more tonight at 5 p.m.

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