An Abbeville High School teacher accused of having sex with a student at his Kaplan home was arrested on Tuesday.
Nicholas Willis, 36, was booked into the Kaplan City Jail on a count of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail, according the Kaplan Police Department’s initial report of his arrest.
The Abbeville Police Department handled the initial investigation into the allegations, but Willis was booked in Kaplan, where police believe the sexual contact took place, according to the report.
Willis was placed on administrative leave Tuesday morning, Vermilion Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau said.
Investigation into the alleged incident began about 7 a.m. Monday after a person not identified by authorities alerted school officials about possible inappropriate contact between the teacher and a student, Puyau said.
“We were made aware of it over the weekend,” he said.
The superintendent would not divulge further what type of evidence was presented to school officials.
“It’s still under investigation,” Puyau said.
The felony count against Willis implies the student is between the ages of 13 and 16, according to state law on sex offenses dealing with minors.
Willis teaches physical science, physics and chemistry and has been with the high school for eight years, Puyau confirmed.
The investigation is ongoing.