Sarah Jones, 45, a teacher at Mitchell High School, was arrested on August 17 and charged with sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust.
Colorado Springs School District 11 recently placed Jones on administrative leave after learning of the allegation.
Devra Ashby, communications manager for D11, said the district could not comment because it was a CSPD investigation.
On August 18, D11 Superintendent Michael Gaal sent out a press release regarding Jones’ arrest.
“Our top priority is the safety and well-being of all students,” Gaal said. “These alleged charges are egregious and violate state law and the policies of the D11 Board of Education, and we will continue to work cooperatively with investigators to protect our students.”
The Colorado Springs Police Department’s PIO Twitter page said Jones, a library technology educator and swimming coach at Mitchell, said the CSPD learned of the alleged sexual assault on June 14 and recently received a warrant. arrest against Jones.
“On [Aug. 17] detectives requested and obtained an arrest warrant for Ms. Jones, who then turned herself in to authorities and was taken to the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center,” the tweet read.
Jones is due in court at 1:30 p.m.