Former Pennsylvania teacher Barbara Corbo was arrested Wednesday for having inappropriate sexual contact with a student in her car.
The former teacher was charged with sexual assault, contact with a minor as well as additional offenses for an incident that occurred in December 2021. Corbo taught at Mercy Career and Technical High School and was fired on Jan. 18, the same day administrators were made aware of the incident.
Corbo started teaching at the school in August 2021 after passing a thorough background check, according to a statement released by the school. She taught English for 11th graders and social studies for 10th graders.
“As a Catholic school in the Mercy tradition, the welfare of all the young people entrusted in our care remains our focus,” the statement read. “We will employ our own school counseling staff and outside resources to respond to the needs and concerns of all students.”
The school expressed support for the victim and urged anyone with further information to contact a detective in the special victims’ unit.