Primary school teacher Katherine Gonzalez is accused of sexually assaulting a 11-year-old pupil
Katherine Gonzalez, 24, is said to have met up with the boy in her car and at her home after messaging him on Snapchat.
The two touched each other's private parts through their clothes, said prosecutors.
Gonzalez reportedly told the youngster she did not want anyone to know about their relationship because she could go to jail and lose her job.
The brunette could face 60 years behind bars if convicted of first degree sexual assault.
She is said to have met up with the boy in her car at her home after messaging him on Snapchat
Police said she told them the boy was “chronically depressed” and admitted telling him things to make him happy.
She wanted him to see that someone cared, she told investigators.
Gonzales is on admin leave from Atlas Preparatory Academy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, following her arrest.
A court banned her from having any contact with the pupil – or using social media, a mobile phone and computer.
The school is offering counselling to pupils after executive director Michelle Lukacs wrote to parents about the “improper conduct”.
”I couldn't believe it.“ a stunned mother said.
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Gonzalez reportedly told him she did not anyone to know about their relationship
“You don't want to think that your kids go to a school where stuff like that is happening.
“You want to think you can trust the teachers that are around their pupils, no matter who they are, what age they are.
“It's very unfortunate for the pupil who was involved.“
Mr Lukacs’s letter said: “The Milwaukee Police Department sent officers to the Kansas Campus on Wednesday, March 1st to investigate a report alleging inappropriate conduct between an Atlas teacher and a pupil outside of school grounds.
Prosecutors said the two touched each others private parts through their clothes
“School officials are fully cooperating with the Milwaukee Police Department in this ongoing investigation.
“The teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
“We want to assure you that we continue to take all the necessary steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our students.
“We are deeply dismayed by this allegation and will continue to work with our students to support them as they cope with this disturbing news.
“Counselling will be made available to pupils, staff, and families.”