This week’s female high school teacher busted for allegedly having sex in a steamy car with a fully adult male student is Teika Watkins Helton.
Helton, 45, is a recently-resigned English teacher at South Point High School in Belmont, N.C.
Police told the Gaston Gazette she had sex with the then-18-year-old student at some point in later May of this year (about a month before South Point High’s 2015 graduation ceremonies).
The student remains unidentified. The romp occurred in a car somewhere in a subdivision in Belmont, a charming small town about 15 miles west of Charlotte.
Helton resigned from her job on Oct. 15 in the midst of an investigation by local police.
On Monday, local authorities charged Helton for a felony sex offense because, under North Carolina law, teachers can’t have sex with students even if the students are grown adults.
Helton is married, according to the Daily Mail.
She posted a $10,000 bond a few hours after her arrest.
Police say they are investigating the possibility that Helton had sex with other male teens. So far, though, they have turned up no leads.
Helton, a veteran teacher for the local school district, had chaired the South Point High English department prior to tendering her resignation.
In 2005, school district officials named her teacher of the year.
She also served on a security task force for the local school district in 2013, the Gazette notes.
Her annual salary was $49,000.
The allegations against Helton are reminiscent of the charges against Pennsylvania teacher Tiffany Leiseth, a long-term substitute English teacher arrested for having sex with two 18-year-old male students inside her home while her husband was out of town on business. (RELATED: Hot English Teacher Victimizes Two 18-Year-Old Males With Sex, Free Beer)