An assistant speech and debate coach at South High School, here in Cheyenne, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.
29-year-old Jeremiah Lindsay was arrested June 14th and has been charged with three counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
He is still in custody.
According to court documents, Lindsey admitted to having sex with the girl four times, either at the Clear Creek Park or near the Hereford Ranch.
Court documents also say Lindsay's wife was the one that went to police after she found text messages to the girl on his phone.
On Wednesday NewsChannel 5 spoke with Dr. Mark Stock, Superintendent of Laramie County School District #1 and he is calling this case a tragedy.
Dr. Stock says they found out about this situation from the Cheyenne Police Department and he is not aware of anyone who knew about this situation previously.
Dr. Stock said, "It doesn't appear that we have any advance knowledge of any of it."
Dr. Stock says Jeremiah Lindsay was not a teacher at South High School but instead, an assistant speech and debate coach. Arrest records also show that Lindsay was a chaperon on school field trips.
"This individual was not a teacher, he was a community member who was helping out because we didn't have a speech and debate coach on staff so he was a community member, not a teacher" said Dr. Stock.
He says Lindsay's job was a one year only job as an assistant speech and debate coach and now his obligations to the district are finished.
Dr. Stock said, "At this point there aren't any school sponsored activities or anything this summer where he should be engaged with our students in any way."
The Cheyenne Police Department is not commenting due to the sensitivity of the case, so NewsChannel 5 was not able to obtain any previous records that Lindsay may have.
But according to John Lyttle with the school district, all employees, volunteer or paid, must pass a background check before working with the schools.
He says that Lindsay did have a background check done and although he cannot comment on it he says they do not hire anybody with a previous felony conviction.
Dr. Stock was asked if he feels there were any precautionary steps they could have taken, he says he believes the steps were already in place.
Dr. Stock said, "We feel like we have as many in place as we can, you do appropriate background checks and do all those things and I don't know what else the district would do. I would have hoped had there been any students aware of anything coming into play they would have reported it."
Dr. Stock says he has not spoken to the family of the 15-year-old girl.