Caldwell teacher arrested for improper relationship with a student has resigned

Published: Feb. 11, 2018 at 3:39 PM CST
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UPDATE: Superintendent Andrew Peters told KBTX Jamie Goforth resigned Thursday February 15th. There was a special meeting of the Caldwell ISD school board set for Thursday. That meeting was cancelled after Mrs. Goforth's resignation.


The Burleson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case of an improper relationship between a teacher and student at Caldwell High School.

On February 2, school officials notified the Sheriff's office and the investigation began immediately. The investigation showed 37-year-old Jamie Goforth had a relationship with a 15-year-old male student that began in October of 2017.

A warrant was issued for Goforth's arrest on February 9, but when the Sheriff's office attempted to locate her they discovered she possibly left Burleson County. Goforth turned herself in on Sunday.

She's being charged with Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student. She is currently being held in Burleson County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Jamie Goforth is the wife of Caldwell ISD athletic director Bobby Jack Goforth.

Caldwell ISD made the following statement:

"Many in our school community have heard of the arrest of Caldwell High School teacher Jamie Goforth. The incident is being addressed through the court system, and the employee is not currently assigned to duty.

The District holds all employees to a high standard of professionalism. We will monitor the matter and cooperate with any law enforcement requests throughout this legal process.

Our first priority is to provide a safe learning environment for our students. Personnel matters are considered confidential, so please understand that we are unable to provide further details regarding this matter. We thank our entire community for the support of Caldwell ISD and its students."