Wisconsin Teachers Resign Amid Allegations Of Inappropriate Student Relationships

Two female teachers from Joseph Craig High School in Janesville, Wisconsin, have resigned following a school district investigation that uncovered sexually explicit messages and photos sent to at least one student. The teachers, Alexsia Saldaris and Jennifer Larson, both admitted to engaging in inappropriate conduct with the student during a field trip in early April.

The investigation was initiated after another teacher discovered photos of Saldaris in lingerie on a student’s cellphone. The probe revealed that Saldaris and Larson, both business education teachers, had sent suggestive Snapchat messages to the student, discussing “cuddling” and including another student in their “fun.”

Further allegations against Saldaris include allowing the student to drive a district van in a parking lot and kissing the student while removing her shoes inside the vehicle. Saldaris also admitted to sending the student five images of herself in lingerie and other undergarments.

Larson, an 11-year veteran teacher and advisor for the Wisconsin DECA, a youth leadership organization, confessed to sending messages “involving cuddling, flirting, and the implication of alcohol.”

Both teachers were placed on administrative leave on April 12, and their resignations were accepted by the district on April 22. The Janesville Police are currently considering filing criminal charges related to the incidents.

The case has shocked the community of Janesville, a city of approximately 65,000 residents located on the southern border of Wisconsin. As the investigation concludes, the school district and local authorities are working to ensure the safety and well-being of the students involved.