An Indooroopilly State High School teacher identified as Chelsea Jane Edwards have been charged by the Child Protection and Investigation Unit detectives grooming a child.
Police allege Chelsea Jane Edwards met the teenage boy through an Indooroopilly educational facility and began grooming him from July of last year when the pair met up socially outside of school.
Ms Edwards is facing two charges of grooming and one count of indecent treatment of a child under 16.
She will front Southport Magistrates Court on May 2.
In a statement, the Department of Education said they were aware of the charges, saying the “safety and wellbeing of students” was their highest priority.
A spokeswoman said they were unable to comment on matters before the courts “to ensure ongoing investigations and legal proceedings are not compromised”.
“The Department acknowledges that the allegations are serious and upsetting for all involved,” the spokeswoman said.
“We have been providing extensive wraparound support to the school community in question, and we will continue to do so.”
Who is Chelsea Jane Edwards?
Chelsea Jane Edwards, a 28-year-old Australian, works as a teacher at Indooroopilly State High School.
She hails from Paradise Point, which is situated southeast of Brisbane and is her place of origin.
Chelsea Jane Edwards has been on leave since charges were laid on March 10.
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