Police in Kansas City, Mo. are investigating a male middle school teacher this week for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl in a tree house.
The teacher was — but is no longer — employed at Northgate Middle School, reports KCTV.
Police initiated an investigation after the girl’s mother discovered texts between her daughter and the former teacher on the girl’s mobile phone.
The mad mother claimed the teacher used Facebook and text messages to instruct the girl to sneak out of her grandmother’s house late at night and meet in a tree house for sex, according to court documents.
“He had been meeting her there every single night from midnight until 4 to 5 a.m.,” the mother told KCTV. “The tree house is for little kids. It is not for a 31-year-old.”
Police say they found a pillow and blankets inside the tree house. They have instigated a search of the teacher’s cell phone and his computer.
It is unclear exactly where the tree house is located.
The girl’s mother also suggests that sexual encounters may have occurred inside the teacher’s home.
The CBS affiliate and other local media are withholding the teacher’s name because he has not been charged with a crime. The 13-year-old girl’s name and her mother’s name also remain undisclosed. KCTV obscured the sound of the mother’s voice in an interview.
School district officials have been tight-lipped concerning the investigation.
He “is no longer an employee of North Kansas City Schools, and we are fully cooperating with the investigation,” a statement obtained by area Fox affiliate WDAF explains.
The teacher reportedly resigned on May 1.
School district officials say they are cooperating in the ongoing investigation.
Local parents say they are alarmed.
“I’m shocked to be just now hearing about it especially it seemed like to me the school would have sent out something to the parents that have children that are coming up here and to the parents who already have children here,” parent Shelonda Saxton told a WDAF reporter on Tuesday.