Cochrane-Fountain City School District terminates employee charged with sending nude photos to student

Heather Treague
Heather Treague

COCHRANE-FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. (WKBT) – A staff member at the Cochrane-Fountain City (C-FC) School District is facing a felony charge for sending nude photos to a student.

Today, Cochrane-Fountain City School Superintendent Michele Butler sent the following statement to Parents and Guardians: “After receiving confirmation from the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office’s investigation that paraprofessional, Heather Treague, sent nude photos to a student, the C-FC School District has terminated her employment.

Butler continued, “This individual is not permitted on school district grounds or to have contact with any students.”

Heather A. Treague, 34, is accused of sending nude pictures of her breasts and genitals to a student. According to a criminal complaint, on Friday, February 21, the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department received a call from C-FC School District regarding an incident involving a student. The student told authorities that in November of 2019 he received approximately 10 nude pictures of Treague. The photos were sent to the student via SnapChat outside of school hours. The student also stated that Treague requested nude photos of the student.

According to the complaint, Treague admitted to sending photos of  her breasts and that it was “pretty likely” that she also sent photos of her genitals. The student, who stated he began to chat with Treague on SnapChat, also admitted to sending at least one picture of his genitals to Treague. According to the student, Treague was aware of his age.

Treague is being held on a $5000 signature bond with the following conditions: No contact with minors except for her own children, no contact with the Cochrane Fountain City School grounds or staff, no contact with any other preschools, grade schools, junior high or high schools, no possession/consumption of alcohol or entrance into bars/taverns.