Former Ripon Teacher Suspected Of Having Sex With A Student

Charges have been brought against a former Ripon High School teacher who allegedly had sex with a male student. Twenty-eight-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick of Oshkosh made her initial appearance in Fond du Lac County Court Wednesday morning. She is charged with child enticement, sexual assault of a student by school staff, exposing a child to harmful material and obstructing an officer. Bond was set at $1,000 cash and she has a preliminary hearing on January 5th. According to the criminal complaint she had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student that lasted about 6 months. Fitzpatrick also allegedly sent sexually explicit test messages and a photo of herself to the victim. According to the complaint they had sex together at several hotels in Ripon.  During an interview with Ripon Police Fitzpatrick denied text messaging the victim or having any type of sexual or touching relationship with him.  Fitzpatrick voluntarily resigned from her teaching job at Ripon High School last May. The victim was 16-year-old when the alleged relationship started.