Teacher’s arrest prompts additional school employee investigation

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FRANKFORT, Ind. – Frankfort Police confirm another school employee is the focus of an investigation. It’s the same school system where a teacher and coach was arrested and charged with child seduction back in May.

Thomas Weeks, 46, is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student. He worked for the Community Schools of Frankfort. Police confirmed to FOX59 Tuesday night that the investigation led them to another school employee.

We’re told the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office has the report and got it Tuesday. Neither they nor police are saying who’s the focus and why. No charges have been filed in the additional investigation.

In the headlines for weeks, the investigation into Weeks seems to be turning the heat up on someone else. Frankfort police got word of the history teacher and basketball coach’s relationship with an underage student when his wife found messages and turned him in.

She told FOX59 over the weekend that she gave the name of another educator to police, too.

“I’m not out to try to hurt this person. I’m just sick that this person, the pattern continues. Tom has been caught. He doesn’t belong in the school corporation at all, and he will admit to that. But this other person is going to get by with it, and the pattern continues. And it’s just wrong. It is absolutely wrong,” said Cortni Weeks, the accused teacher’s wife.

Weeks is the latest teacher to take the relationship out of the classroom.

Back in March, Greenwood High School teacher and coach Timothy Guilfoy got caught having sex in a truck with a 17-year-old student.

“Not necessarily sure it’s happening more often. I think more people are becoming involved and aware and educated,” said Sandy Runkle-DeLorme with Prevent Child Abuse Indiana. “It typically is by someone that the parents and child trust.”

She said talking to your kids about appropriate relationships is key, even starting in preschool. As they get older, she said it’s your job to be nosy, whether it’s at church, the pool, or little league, so that you know who’s around your child.

“Parents need to go and they need to ask what kind of policies do you have here that will protect my child,” she said, “We don’t want to make people totally paranoid. That’s not healthy either but just be aware.”

FOX59 reached out to the superintendent of Community Schools of Frankfort for comment on the latest investigation. We left a phone message and sent emails Tuesday afternoon and did not hear back in time for our deadline.

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