A Norris High School teacher was arrested for allegedly starting a relationship with a high school student.
Last Friday, Lillie Bowman, 23, was arrested for sexual abuse by a school employee, a class IIA felony, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office (LSO).
During the investigation, LSO stated that they discovered Bowman had a sexual relationship with a Norris high school student in March 2023.
Bowman was booked into the Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility. The first court appearance for the 23-year-old has yet to be scheduled.
Lillie Bowman was immediately removed from the classroom, according to Norris School District Superintendent Brian Maschmann, and “will not return.”
“The District continues to work very closely with law enforcement to gather information, assist with their investigation, and ensure student safety. At this time, the District wishes to reaffirm to its students, parents, and community members that student safety remains, without question, our highest priority.”Norris School District Superintendent Brian Maschmann said in a statement.
Bowman taught 9th and 10th grade English at Norris High School and was a member of the school trap team, according to the Norris School District website.
The Nebraska native graduated from Norris High School and went on to Doane University, where she was a member of the shotgun team. According to her Facebook page, she graduated from Doane University in May 2022.