A former Ankeny teacher is out on bond after being accused of having a relationship with a student.
Police arrested 33-year old Mandy Davenport Thursday. She is charged with one count of sexual exploitation by a school employee.
Police say she had a relationship with a 17-year-old male student while she was teaching at Ankeny High School.
Davenport resigned from her position on Monday.
The school district released the following statement:
“The conduct alleged in this case is not tolerated in Ankeny schools. The district thoroughly investigates any report that raises a concern about the conduct of a staff member, including any report of an inappropriate relationship.
“In this case, the staff member was immediately placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. Our investigation resulted in contacting the Ankeny Police Department and information being turned over for possible criminal investigation. Ms. Davenport resigned her position effective April 7, and the Ankeny School District is fully cooperating with police in their ongoing investigation. The district has also followed its statutory requirements and notified the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners regarding this investigation.”