Billings Teacher Accused of Sex With Student Resigns

By Beacon Staff

BILLINGS – A male teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student has resigned from the Billings School District.

Superintendent Jack Copps says that Stacey Rambold agreed Wednesday morning to leave the district and surrender his Montana teaching license.

Rambold was put on paid leave in April after allegations that he had a months-long sexual relationship with a freshman girl at Billings Senior High School during the 2007-08 school year.

A district investigation determined it was “more likely than not” that Rambold and the girl had sex on and off school grounds on multiple occasions.

The “more likely than not” standard is a benchmark used by the school district to determine whether educators should be disciplined.

The Billings Police Department is also investigating Rambold.