Smiling mugshot of teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student goes viral

LOCKHART, TX - Check out the smile on this pretty face! It's not just your average selfie - it's actually a booking photo.

This 26-year-old married anatomy teacher at Lockhart High School in Texas is accused of having an improper relationship with a 17-year-old student.

The school disctrict suspended Sarah Madden Fowlkes, who had been with the school since 2014. A tip from a school administrator led authorities to the 17-year-old boy who had allegedly been in contact with Fowlkes through messaging and in person.

Lockhart schools superintendent Susan Bohn emailed parents on Monday, notifying them of Fowlkes' arrest and suspension, according to Fox32.

“Lockhart parents entrust their children to us every day, and it is something we do not take lightly. Student safety is the district’s most important priority,” Bohn said in a statement. “As soon as we learned of the report, we acted swiftly to involve law enforcement and CPS to conduct a thorough investigation. The district does not and will not tolerate any improper communication or contact between a teacher and child.”

If convicted, Fowlkes may have to register as a sex offender.