Rebecca Mason-Cales, a 26-year-old teacher at Mountain View High School, was arrested on Tuesday, February 13 after she accused of having sex with a student.
According to Meridian Police Mason-Cales, of Boise, was arrested and is being held in the Ada County Jail on six felony counts of sexual battery of a minor child.
Authorities said that the West Ada School District received an anonymous email about Mason-Cales being in a possible sexual relationship with a student. KTVB reports that the district immediately contacted Meridian police, who launched an investigation.
Police have allegedly found evidence of a sexual relationship between Mason-Cales and a 17-year-old male student, which is what led to her arrest. Police said the sexual relationship between Mason-Cales and the student began in August of 2017 and that they do not believe there are any other victims at this time.
According to her staff page on the school district’s website, Mason-Cales taught German and History 10 at Mountain View High School. She was in her second year at the high school.
This is the latest in a string of teacher sex scandals over the last couple of years. In November, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers was arrested. Former nutrition teacher LaToya Parker was also arrested for a relationship with a student. Florida teacher Caroline Lawson was charged with sexual assault. 26-year-old Allyson Moran was also arrested for similar crimes. The 23-year-old high school teacher Katherine Ross Ridenhour was also arrested for an inappropriate relationship.
Furthermore, Hunter Day, 22, was also arrested after a sting operation. Megan Kotarski was also arrested on similar charges. Michelle Schiffer, a 23-year-old history teacher in Texas, was also charged and arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage student. 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy was arrested in Maryland for her crimes in New Jersey. Samantha Fitzgerland, a 28-year-old, was most recently arrested and charged. Jordan Ondish was arrested for her inappropriate relationship with a 19-year-old, while 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick was arrested on similar charges.
Nicole Marie Andrews was arrested as well. 32-year-old Jessica Langford was arrested and charged with sexual assault-related crimes as well. A teacher from Oregon, Andrea Baber, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Robin Dunlap, a teacher in Florida, was arrested for sending illicit photos to a 15-year-old boy in Texas. Teacher and tennis coach Jennifer Olajire-Aro was also charged. 42-year-old Heather Butts of California was arrested on a second-degree felony charge. Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student. Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016. 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship.