Former Humboldt Middle School teacher arrested after alleged relationship with high school student

Samantha Meyer-Davis, courtesy of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office.

By: Matt Scher, [email protected]

Humboldt, IA – A Former Humboldt Middle School teacher was arrested today on charges of allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a High School Student.

31-year-old Samantha Meyer-Davis of Rutland turned herself in to the Humboldt County Law Enforcement Center after a warrant was issued for her arrest on the original charges of sexual abuse in the 3rd degree (Class C Felony) and sexual exploitation by a school employee (Class D Felony).

According to a press release by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation stems back in September of 2023, when the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a possible sexual relationship between a Humboldt Middle School teacher and a Humboldt High School student. The student was under the age of 16 at the time of the initial report. As the investigation unfolded, physical evidence, videos, instant messages and physical contact between the two were discovered. The alleged acts began on or about June of 2022 when the student was 14-years-old.

Meyer-Davis was able to post the $15,000 cash bond and was released with a court date of Feb. 29, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. Additionally, a no-contact order was issued by the court between Meyer-Davis and the student.

Meyer-Davis had resigned from her position on Dec. 6, 2023.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation were assisted by the Humboldt County Attorney’s Office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Humboldt Police Department, and the administration of the Humboldt Community School District.