Middle-School Teacher Kills Self After Being Accused of Sex with StudentPosted: May 11, 2017
Middle school teacher and married mother-of-three, 47, ‘kills herself in front of cops’ one day after she was accused of having sex with a student.
Snejana Farberov reports: A middle school teacher and married mother-of-three was found dead inside her home from a suspected suicide Tuesday, one day after she was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a former student.
Gretchen Krohnfeldt, 47, was pronounced dead in her Arvada home at around 1pm. There was no immediate word on her cause and manner of death.
CBS Denver reported, citing unnamed police sources, that the eighth-grade social studies teacher at Drake Middle School took her own life as police officers were approaching her home to interview her about the alleged affair.
The suspected suicide was reportedly witnessed by at least one law enforcement official.
On Monday, Krohnfeldt was placed on administrative leave after a resource officer at Drake Middle School received a tip that the veteran educator had a tryst with a former student, who was now in high school.
According to a statement put out by the Arvada Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the initial report was made by a Drake staffer.
The local CBS station reported that the school employee claimed to have seen Krohnfeldt engage in unspecified inappropriate behavior with the male student months prior, but the staffer only came forward about it this week.
After getting the report, the principal of the school immediately contacted the local police and the sheriff’s office, who dispatched officers to the school to search Krohnfeldt’s classroom, which was temporarily sealed off.
According to Krohnfeldt’s now-defunct biography page on Drake’s website, she was a native of Arvada and had been teaching in Jefferson County since 1993.
She had taught social studies, English language arts and reading intervention … (read more)
Source: Daily Mail Online