Thursday, April 13, 2017
North Middle School teacher pleads not guilty to statutory rape charge
The next hearing for Schweitzer, who is being held in the Jasper County Jail in lieu of $40,000 surety bond and $10,000 cash bond, is 9 a.m. April 19.
Schweitzer was arrested after a Joplin Police Department investigation into her alleged sending of nude photos to three students led to the discovery of information indicating she had sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old boy at her home.
The Joplin R-8 School District has placed Schweitzer on administrative leave.
Probable cause statement: North Middle School teacher, 37, had sex with 13-year-old boy
North Middle School teacher behind bars on statutory rape charge