Independence Teacher Arrested for Inappropriate Relationship with Student

An Independence high school teacher was arrested Friday for allegedly sexually exploiting a minor ten years ago.

Independence Police arrested Kari Schwartz for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by School Employee.

Police say in January, a reported was made that during the 2009-2010 school year at Independence Jr/Sr High School, Schwartz established an inappropriate relationship with a student, which allegedly resulted in inappropriate sexual contact.

The charge is a Class D Felony and punishable by up to five years in prison.