Cox Mills High Teacher Charged with Indecent Liberties

How many arrests will it take for the NCGA to act?

Katherine Ridenhour - Cabarrus cty - Cox Mills High School

A Cox Mills High school teacher was charged with 3 counts of indecent liberties with a student according to the Concord police department.

Katherine Ross Ridenhour, age 23, was arrested and charged after allegations she had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year old male student.

According to school officials, Ridenhour resigned on November 14, 2017.

The former Cox Mills teacher was hired in August of 2016 a consumer science teacher at the high school as well as a junior varsity cheerleading coach.

WNCN reported on the reactions from parents at the school:

“They need to come up with something more severe and strict in cases like this. I don’t know what but something needs to be done because it’s happening everywhere daily,” said parent Lavonne Strickland.

“I think it’s appalling, and I don’t understand why this keeps happening. It’s being reported a lot and I don’t understand why teachers think it’s ok to mess around with students,” said parent Daisy Rawlins.

“I can’t even wrap my head around how disturbing it is, and why it keeps happening. How far do they go to a teachers background? Are they going to make sure we’re not letting teachers inside our school with our child?” parent of Cox Mill High School student Kim Ouimet said.​ ​

The Cox Mills high teacher is the 50th teacher arrest being tracked by American Lens since the start of 2017.

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A.P. Dillon is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor of American Lens and is the founder the popular North Carolina based blog, ​A.P. Dillon has been a contributor at Breitbart, IJ Review, DaTechGuy Blog, Civitas Institute and The Heartland Institute. Her writing has been cited by Conservative Review, The Gateway Pundit, The Daily Caller, PJ Media, The Blaze, Michelle Malkin, Twitchy, Truth In American Education, Breitbart and FOX news. She has been a leading voice of Common Core opposition in North Carolina since 2011.