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Former Lockhart High School teacher pleads guilty to improper relationship with student

Sarah Madden Fowlkes, 28, pleaded guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old male student at Lockhart High School. (Photo: Caldwell County Sheriff's Office)

A former teacher at Lockhart High School has pleaded guilty to having an improper relationship with a male student.

Sarah Madden Fowlkes, 28, submitted the plea to a Caldwell County judge, who has yet to accept it.

The agreement would see Fowlkes serve 4 years deferred adjudication, paying a fine, and surrendering her teachers license.

According to Lockhart ISD, administrators were told of the relationship in March of 2017, just before spring break.

Interviews determined that the student had been in contact in person and by message with Fowlkes, and that during their encounters Fowlkes engaged in sexual contact with the student.

Fowlkes had been with the district since 2014.

According to Fowlkes' former bio on the Lockhart High School website, she taught Anatomy and Physiology and Environmental Systems, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Edward's University.

The bio also states she previously taught third and fifth grade at Plum Creek Elementary in Lockhart ISD.

Fowlkes was suspended from Lockhart ISD after her arrest.

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