Mankato teacher resigns due to sex allegations 06 Oct 17

A Mankato teacher resigned after information that she had a sexual relationship with a student came to light. West High School Art Teacher Tessa Downs resigned Wednesday after the mother of the former student submitted new information about claims she made earlier to school officials and police that she believed downs had sex with her 18-year-old son. Minnesota law does not consider the relationship a crime since the student was an adult and police did not pursue charges.