Kari Buchanan (French Lick teacher)

Kari Buchanan (Source: Orange County Detention Center)

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (WDRB) -- A health teacher at a French Lick high school is facing a child pornography charge.

According to officials at the Orange County Jail, Kari Buchanan turned herself in Friday morning on one charge of possession of child pornography.

Court documents say a junior in high school sent Buchanan a video of himself performing a sex act, and in response, she sent him a sexually charged video of herself and told him not to tell anyone, or she would lose her job.

Jail officials say she was at the jail for five minutes Friday morning before paying a $2,000 bond and being released.

According to the Orange County Schools Superintendent Trevor Apple, Buchanan is a health teacher at Springs Valley High School in French Lick. He said Buchanan had been on paid administrative leave but submitted a letter of resignation on Tuesday. Apple said he’s been in contact with several parents who are concerned. He also sent out a letter and automated phone call.

During a special meeting of the Springs valley School Board at 5 p.m. Friday, board members unanimously voted to accept Buchanan's resignation.

On Friday night, Buchanan told WDRB News she wanted to tell her side of the story, but her lawyers told her not to speak with anyone.

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