An Effingham teacher is off the job and under arrest.
Kayla Zittrouer is facing 3 counts of Computer Pornography, Cruelty to Children 1st Degree, Sexual Assault by A Teacher or Other Administrator Engaged in Sexual Contact, Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes and Child Molestation.
The Effingham County School System were alerted to problems last week. The 22 year old Effingham County Middle School special education teacher was placed on leave Thursday. She resigned from her job Monday.
An Effingham County Sheriff’s investigation then revealed Zittrouer provided a 14 year old boy with obscene pictures and had inappropriate sexual contact with that student.
She turned herself in to investigators Tuesday.
“These are people parents are entrusting while they are in school and if they can’t trust the teachers to do their jobs and take care of their kids while they are there,” said Effingham County Sheriff’s Sgt. Don White. “They are basically the stand in parents while those kids are in school and so this is something the Sheriff’s office and Schoolboard take very seriously.”