In a deeply troubling incident that has shocked the Elizabethtown Middle School in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, Megan Carlisle, a former school staff member, has been arrested and terminated from her position for engaging in highly inappropriate behavior involving a 16-year-old student and the transmission of explicit images to the student’s 15-year-old friend. The gravity of Carlisle’s actions has resulted in a series of charges, including involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, institutional sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and dissemination of sexual materials to a minor. Authorities are now concerned that there may be additional victims yet to be identified.
Carlisle, 37, held the positions of a paraprofessional and an in-school suspension (ISS) monitor at the Elizabethtown Area School District. The arrest came after an incident where Carlisle engaged in sexual activity with a 15-year-old student inside her vehicle, subsequently exchanging explicit photographs and videos with a 16-year-old friend of the student. Promptly recognizing the severity of her actions, the Elizabethtown Area School District terminated Carlisle’s employment, prioritizing the safety and well-being of their students.
Law enforcement officials have revealed further disturbing details related to the case. The 15-year-old victim bravely reported that Carlisle had inappropriately touched and caressed him during multiple in-school suspension periods in April, prompting authorities to suspect the existence of additional victims who may have experienced similar mistreatment. Subsequent investigations, including searches of Carlisle’s car, residence, and cell phone, have uncovered a significant number of graphic photos and videos created by Carlisle and shared with an unknown number of other students within the school, intensifying the urgency to identify any potential victims of her exploitative behavior.
On May 25, the Elizabethtown Area School District issued a statement acknowledging the charges against Megan Carlisle and confirming her dismissal from the school. The district has been fully cooperative with local law enforcement throughout the investigation, expressing their commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of their students. Given the ongoing legal process, the district refrained from providing further comments.
The district became aware of the distressing allegations on May 3 when a member of the school staff reported the misconduct. Responding swiftly to the situation, the district promptly informed parents about the incident, assuring them that appropriate actions were being taken. They immediately reported the incident to the authorities and contacted Childline, a hotline dedicated to reporting child abuse cases, demonstrating their commitment to addressing the situation responsibly and ensuring the safety of all students under their care.
Megan Carlisle, currently held in custody at Lancaster County Prison on $200,000 bail, is facing grave charges that reflect the seriousness of her offenses. The investigation remains ongoing as law enforcement suspects that there may be numerous victims involved in this distressing case.
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Address: 25 Greenleaf Ln Elizabethtown, PA 17022