Arkansas City school district responds to teacher arrest

Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNW) — The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City High School teacher Friday after a report of an unlawful relationship with a juvenile.

Ethan Dane Huff, 27, was arrested on suspicion of alleged unlawful sexual relations. He was booked into the Cowley County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Officers were notified of a report of an inappropriate relationship between the teacher and a 17-year-old female at the high school, which is located at 1200 W. Radio Lane in northwest Arkansas City.

After investigation, police established probable cause, resulting in the teacher’s arrest.

Arkansas City school district confirms that Huff has been “suspended of all duties with USD 470”.

“Student safety is our top priority. We take these allegations very seriously and are cooperating fully with law enforcement. At this time, we have no other information to report, ” said Dr. Ron Ballard, Superintendent of Schools.

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