UPDATE (11:15 a.m. Oct. 14): In response to Huff’s arrest, USD 470 Public Relations Director Alisha Call issued the following statement from USD 470 Superintendent Ron Ballard:

“Student safety is our top priority. We take these allegations very seriously and are cooperating fully with law enforcement. At this time, we have no other information to report.”

Call said Huff has been suspended indefinitely. He since has posted bond and been released from the county jail.

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City High School teacher Oct. 13 after a report of an unlawful relationship with a juvenile ACHS student.

Ethan Huff


Ethan Dane Huff, 27, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful sexual relations. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. Huff remained in custody at the time of this release.

Officers were notified Oct. 13 of a report of an inappropriate sexual relationship between Huff and a 17-year-old female at the high school, which is located at 1200 W. Radio Lane.

After investigation, police established probable cause, resulting in Huff’s arrest later that day.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.

This information was provided by City of Arkansas City Public Information Officer and Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Lawson.