(KMOV)-- A teacher at Trinity Catholic High School was arrested Thursday morning for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.
Kellie Ryan, 26, was charged with 1 count statutory rape and 2 counts statutory sodomy.
Authorities said Ryan had a romantic relationship between Nov. 1 and April. 16 with the student.
Ryan was a physical education and health teacher.
STATEMENT FROM SR. KARL MARY WINKLEMANN, SSND, PRESIDENT TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL:
On June 10, 2010 it was reported that Ms. Kellie Ryan, a first year P.E. teacher, was taken into police custody. Ms. Ryan has been on administrative leave since last April and the school has been cooperating in the investigation relating to Ms. Ryan. As is the school policy, a criminal background check was conducted by the school prior to employment of Ms. Ryan, and there was nothing reported in Ms. Ryan’s background that would render her unsuitable to work with minors.