Another married health teacher from Maine has crossed the line between student and teacher, and has been placed on leave, along with a civil protection order being issued against her after accusations that she repeatedly had sexual relations with a 17-year-old student.
Lamontagne, is a married wife of six years, and has two young children, a son and daughter. She was placed on administrative leave, after her student’s family called school officials with the claim that he had had sexual contact with Lamontagne.
In the documents that were filed by the student’s mother petitioning for a protection order, her son was hospitalized in Maine Medical Center on June 9 after consuming a cocktail of medications in a unsuccessful attempt to kill himself. The medications included ibuprofen, Tylenol, cold medicine as well as a blood thinner.
The following day after the attempt, the boy disclosed in his aunt that he and his teacher, Lamontange, have been participating in sexual relations. According to reports, he was ‘so sorry for all the bad things he did’.
Rumors have been swirling about the boy and Lamontagne for some time, but he had previously denied them, according to Journal Tribune.
‘He said he loved her, he said it happened numerous times, in the classroom, at her house, in her car. She told him that she hadn’t had a sexual relationship in two years,’ his mother stated in the court papers.
The 17-year-old student claimed that Lamontagne performed oral sex on him, and that ‘other stuff happened’ between them as well. According to the court filing, one sexual encounter took place when Lamontagne instructed him to come over to her home, and that the two of them ‘fooled around’. The complaint states the student said he felt ‘used’ by Lamontagne, but wanted to carry on with their affair and did not want her to go to prison.
Superintendent of Regional School Unit 21 Katie Hawes said Lamontagne has taught at Kennebunk High School for five years.
So far Lamontagne has been able to escape any criminal charges in this case. She remains on administrative leave while the school district does it’s own investigation on the matter.
According to Lamontagne’s personal teaching blog, the 29-year-old wife and mother had earned herself a Bachelor’s degree in health sciences from the University of Southern Maine back in 2010, followed by a Master’s degree in inclusion education in 2013.
according to the titled, ‘Mission Statement’ on her blog, Lamontagne wrote:
‘My mission is to be an exceptional role model for my students. As a health teacher, I educate students about many aspects of their lives/lifestyles and I believe that I need to practice what I preach. To be successful in teaching students about these very sensitive topics, I am trustworthy, honest and reliable. I strive to be all of these things, along with kind, healthy and responsible so that I am a great role model and mentor for my students.’
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