02/14/2014 11:24 EST | Updated 04/16/2014 05:59 EDT

Jennifer Mason, Calgary Teacher, Charged With Sexual Assault Of Student

CALGARY - Police in Calgary have charged a female teacher with sexually assaulting a teenager.

Officers allege that Jennifer Mason, who is 30, started a relationship with the boy when he was 15 in August 2012.

He was a student at the Catholic school, which has now suspended her from teaching.

Police say they started an investigation last November after receiving a public tip about suspicious activity in a vehicle.

Mason also faces charges of invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference and sexual exploitation by a person in a position of trust.

She is to appear in court on Feb. 28.

(CHQR, The Canadian Press)

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