Berryhill teacher arrested, accused of rape

TULSA COUNTY, Okla. — A teacher in Berryhill is arrested and accused of first-degree rape.

Tulsa County deputies said Joyce Churchwell is a teacher at Berryhill Public Schools and has been under investigation since mid-December. She is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

Deputies said they interviewed a student who admitted to having a sexual encounter with Churchwell at her home while her husband was away.

Investigators served multiple search warrants, spoke with witness and looked through electronic messages. The District Attorney’s Office issued an arrest warrant based on the evidence collected.

Churchwell turned herself in Tuesday upon learning about the warrant, deputies said.

FOX23 asked Berryhill Public Schools for a statement but they have not yet responded.