An Oklahoma teacher is under investigation for rape after she and a 16-year-old student filed for a marriage license with the teen’s father’s permission, KFOR reports.
David Police said they are investigating 34-year-old teacher Cassandra Renae White.
“We started hearing rumors around the first of December of a possible inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student,” Davis Police Chief Dan Cooper told KFOR.
“The District recently learned of allegations of an inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher,” Davis Public Schools said in a statement. “The District is currently cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation of these allegations.”
According to court records, White and a 16-year-old male student filed for a marriage license in Cleveland County earlier this month. The teen’s father signed off on the document. A 16-year-old can be married with parental consent.
The following day, White was reportedly fired from her job.
KFOR reports that police showed up at the courthouse to investigate the marriage filing.
“Under Oklahoma law, a person can be charged with rape if a victim, between 16-20 years old, has a sexual relationship with a teacher, at least 18-years-old, and that teacher is employed by the same school system where the student is enrolled,” KFOR reports.
“This incident is being investigated by the Davis Police Department’s Domestic and Sexual Assault Cries Investigator,” Cooper said in a statement.