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Substitute at Port Barre High School arrested for allegedly having sex with student

A substitute teacher at Port Barre High School has been arrested, charged with having inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old student.

According to Port Barre Police Chief Deon Boudreaux,  Constance Robertson, 25, of Washington, was arrested Monday on a charge of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

Robertson is a substitute teacher at the Port Barre High School.

Boudrreaux said Robertson and the student had agreed to meet in her classroom during a pep rally on Oct. 5. He also said Robertson claims she thought the student was 18.

School administrators learned of the allegation of sexual misconduct between Robertson and a 16-year-old 10th grade male student on Thursday, Oct. 11. During their investigation, administrators learned from other students that the 16-year-old recorded the incident on his cell phone. The school immediately reported the allegation to police.

According to St. Landry Parish School System spokesperson, Robertson has been substituting in the St. Landry Parish School System since May
of 2017. There are no previously reported incidents involving this employee. Since the allegation, she has been removed from working as a substitute teacher in St. Landry Parish Schools.

Port Barre police executed a search warrant Monday to recover and view the contents of the students phone. Evidence from the phone lead to Robertson’s arrest.

Robertson was arrested and booked in the Port Barre jail.