SALINEVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – Katie Rufener, now a teacher with the Southern Local School District in Ohio, is on paid administrative leave after authorities in Kansas charged her with a sex crime.
Rufener was arrested and charged with having consensual relations with an 18-year-old student at Holcomb High School.
The Finney County Sheriff says the incidents were between March 19 and April 10, all at Rufener’s Garden City home.
Superintendent John Wilson issued the following statement to affiliate WKBN when asked about the situation:
“The matter has been referred to the school attorney. The teacher is on administrative leave pending investigation. The school board and administration consider this a serious matter and will give it top priority until resolved.”