Wichita Collegiate teacher, now terminated, charged with unlawful sexual relations with a former student

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A 39-year-old Wichita Collegiate teacher was arrested and charged on suspicion of alleged unlawful sexual relations with a former student.

Wichita police arrested Rodney Wren, Sr. on Friday. Wren was a teacher at Wichita Collegiate School.

Last month, police said they were notified of possible sexual relations occurring between Wren and a former teenage Collegiate student between May of 2015 and May of 2016. Following an investigation, Wren was charged with three counts of unlawful sexual relations according to Sedgwick County Court documents.

Wichita Collegiate officials are cooperating with the investigation and said that Wren has been terminated. The school released a statement saying the allegations are “extremely disturbing.”

Collegiate said they are fully cooperating with authorities and will continue to do so and that the safety of their students is – and always will be – paramount.

Wren has bonded out of jail. A next court appearance is set for Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m.

A stipulation for Wren’s bond is no contact with Collegiate students.

WICHITA COLLEGIATE FULL STATEMENT:

The arrest of Rodney Wren, Sr., is extremely disturbing to our Wichita Collegiate School community. After previously learning of law enforcement’s investigation, Mr. Wren was placed on administrative leave. With his arrest, Mr. Wren has been terminated from Collegiate.

Collegiate has been fully cooperating with authorities and will continue to do so. Our school has zero tolerance for any unprofessional conduct that falls below the standards we expect from our employees. The safety of our students is – and always will be – paramount.

We are contacting various local organizations who can help our school community better understand and combat the issues of sexual harassment and sexual abuse. We want to ensure that our students have all the resources available to them so that they feel supported, protected, and informed.

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