Health Teacher ‘Repeatedly Had Sex With Her 17-Year-Old Student Who Revealed The Affair After He Tried To Kill Himself’
A married health teacher, Jill Lamontagne, 29, has been put on leave after a civil protection order was issued against her for repeatedly having sex with her 17-year-old student. The claims against her came after the victim attempted to commit suicide.
On Monday, a district court judge barred the Kennebunk High School teacher from making any contact with the student for two years because of the sexual abuse complaint, which is under investigation by police.
Lamontagne, who has been married for six years and has two young children, a son and daughter, was placed on administrative leave on June 12, after her student’s family contacted school officials claiming that he had had sexual contact with the teacher, reported the Portland Press Herald.
According to court documents filed by the student’s mother requesting a protection order, her son was hospitalized in Maine Medical Center on June 9 after ingesting a cocktail of medications in a failed attempt to end his life, including ibuprofen, Tylenol, cold medicine and a blood thinner.
The boy confided in his aunt that he and his teacher, Lamontange, have been involved in a sexual relationship, and that he was ‘so sorry for all the bad things he did’.
Rumors have been twirling about the boy and Lamontagne for some time, but he had previously denied them, according to Journal Tribune.
‘He said he loved her, he said it happened numerous times, in the classroom, at her house, in her car. She told him that she hadn’t had a sexual relationship in two years,’ his mother stated in the court papers.
The 17-year-old student claimed that Lamontagne performed oral sex on him, and that ‘other stuff happened’ between them as well.
According to the court filing, one sexual encounter took place when Lamontagne instructed him to come over to her home, and that the two of them ‘fooled around’.
The complaint states the student said he felt ‘used’ by Lamontagne, but wanted to carry on with their affair and did not want her to go to prison.
Superintendent of Regional School Unit 21 Katie Hawes said Lamontagne has taught at Kennebunk High School for five years.
Lamontagne has not been criminally charged in this case. She remains on administrative leave while the school district investigates the claims against her.
According to Lamontagne’s personal teaching blog, the 29-year-old wife and mother earned her Bachelor’s degree in health sciences from the University of Southern Maine in 2010, followed by a Master’s degree in inclusion education from the University of New England in 2013.
She was hired straight out of college to work as an education technician at her alma mater, Kennebunk High School, and in 2012 she took the position of lead health teacher.
Under a heading titled ‘Mission Statement’ on her blog, Lamontagne wrote: ‘My mission is to be an exceptional role model for my students. As a health teacher, I educate students about many aspects of their lives/lifestyles and I believe that I need to practice what I preach.
‘To be successful in teaching students about these very sensitive topics, I am trustworthy, honest and reliable. I strive to be all of these things, along with kind, healthy and responsible so that I am a great role model and mentor for my students.’