Investigation closed into teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student

Posted at 3:54 PM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 17:54:24-04

Colorado Springs Police have been investigating reports of a Pine Creek High School teacher who was accused of engaging in inappropriate relations with a male student.

The investigation started on February 27, as the Crimes Against Children Unit was assigned to the case. Theater teacher, Carrie Barnhardt-Roberson, was put on leave after she was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an underage student. 

Throughout the investigation, detectives also received information that a student may have had inappropriate physical contact with other male and female juvenile students at the school, according to CSPD.

Although those allegations were connected to the initial investigation, the two incidents were investigated separately. Following investigation efforts, detectives said it was determined that the contact made between the teacher and student was not a criminal violation and the investigation has now been closed.

However, the investigation into the male student lead to his arrest on April 24. He is now facing charges of Sexual Assault, Unlawful Sexual Contact, and Harassment. Due to him being under the age of 18 during some of the crimes, his name is not being released at this time.

Anyone with information or is a witness to this investigation is asked to call CSPD at (719) 444-7000.


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