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Date: Jan 6, 2017

A warrant for the arrest of a Franklin High School teacher has been issued after detectives found she engaged in sex acts with a student.

Ekatherine Pappas, 24, of the 200 block of Lyndale Avenue, Nottingham, 21236, taught Spanish at the school. She will be charged with sexual abuse of a minor, 4th degree sexual offense and related charges.

The investigation shows Pappas has left the country. Anyone with information that could assist detectives with this case, including locating Pappas, should contact Baltimore County Police, 410-307-2020.

Franklin High’s School Resource Officer became aware yesterday of a video depicting a female teacher engaged in a sex act with a male student. The SRO immediately contacted the Baltimore County Crimes Against Children Unit with the information.  Detectives from this unit initiated an investigation which confirmed the existence of the video and the teacher’s involvement in sex acts with the 16-year-old student on two occasions, once on December 21 and again on December 22, 2016.

The crimes did not occur on school property.

Original release (January 6, 2016  11:26 a.m.):

Officer Buie, the School Resource Officer for Parkville High School, has been given a Commanders Award by Parkville Precinct Commander Captain Steve Troutman. The reward is in recognition for his work with students at the school and his efforts to reach out to students who primarily spoke other languages.

More information on the outreach program is available here.

Captain Troutman stated:

Officer Buie truly cares about each and every child that attends Parkville High School. He has expressed, on many occasions, that he believes in every child, and that not one is to be considered a lost cause. He is such a positive mentor and we are honored to have him as part of the Special Operations Unit for Precinct Eight.

Congratulations to Officer Buie on the award.

Revised June 27, 2017