Horatio school administrator arrested in alleged relationship with student

HORATIO, Ark. – A school administrator has been arrested for first-degree sexual assault in an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student.

Labrada Vann, 41, was taken to the Sevier County Detention Center Friday morning, according to information from the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office. She is being held on $100,000 bail set by Circuit Judge Tom Cooper, according to the sheriff’s office.

Vann is the dean of students and data coach for Horatio Public Schools, according to the district’s website. The SCSO described Vann as deputy director in a press release.

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office was contacted Monday by the Arkansas Crimes Against Children Hotline in reference to a possible inappropriate relationship between Vann and a student, according to the SCSO news release. Information was drawn up to obtain an arrest warrant and the warrant was served on Friday.

The investigation is continuing, according to SCSO.

Vann is on administrative leave pending an investigation and will not be on campus, according to a statement from the Horatio School District.

“The Horatio School District is aware of the arrest of a current employee,” the statement said.

The district will cooperate fully with law enforcement authorities to ensure the safety of students, according to the statement.

Martha K. Merrill