Teacher arrested for 'inappropriate communication'

From Local Sources

A Springs Valley High School teacher was arrested today following an investigation into inappropriate communication with a student.


Indiana State Police report that earlier today Kari Buchanan, 42, of West Baden Springs turned herself in to law enforcement following an investigation into events that allegedly occurred in December of 2018.

Buchanan is listed as a Health and Physical Education teacher on the school's website and was on administrative leave during the investigation.

Police report that detective Shane Staggs presented evidence to the Orange County Superior Court and subsequently an arrest warrant for Buchanan was issued.

According to police, Buchanan allegedly had inappropriate communication with a juvenile Springs Valley student.

According to WHAS11, a court document from the case accuses Buchanan of having an inappropriate relationship with at least one former student and inappropriate conversations through social media with at least one current student at Springs Valley Community Schools. 

Buchanan is currently incarcerated at the Orange County Jail on a $2,005.00 bond and preliminarily charged with a Class 6 felony charge of possession of child pornography.

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