Teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student

CLARKE COUNTY, Ga. — A teacher from Clarke County was arrested earlier this week after allegations emerged that she was inappropriately involved with a student.

According to our investigative partners at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and AJC.com, Athens-Clarke County police obtained a warrant Monday for 23-year-old Kara Elizabeth Coalson.

Clarke Central High School’s website lists Coalson as a math teacher.

According to online records, Coalson posted bail and was released Tuesday afternoon.


The Clarke County School District sent Channel 2 Action News the following statement:

“The school district was recently informed of a potentially inappropriate incident that took place off campus involving a student and a teacher. District officials immediately contacted local law enforcement and the teacher was placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation. The police investigation is ongoing and an arrest warrant has been issued for the teacher. The school district has also notified state officials at the Georgia Professional Standards Commission of the investigation and the circumstances surrounding it. While we cannot share more information due to our need to protect the student and the nature of the investigation, we want to reiterate that our first and most important responsibility is the safety of all students. The district takes these situations very seriously and acted quickly upon learning of the potentially inappropriate relationship.”

“It is absurd. That is my reaction. What do you say to a person with a position as a teacher who is there to guide our children to direct our children?" said Laronica Lackey.

Lackey has kids that go to Clarke Central High School. She said her daughter knows of Coalson.  Lackey said her daughter told her something just wasn't right

“She was just very uncomfortable with the some of the interactions with this teacher and when it all blew up, we were able to put two and two together," Lackey said.