Former Clearwater teacher sentenced

Cathleen Baalman

WICHITA, Kansas – A former Clearwater teacher was sentenced today for having an affair with a student.

Cathleen Baalman was given three years probation for indecent liberties with a child.

Investigators claim the middle school teacher had a year-long relationship with a 15-year-old male student at the high school.

She was arrested in October of 2011. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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