Two area teachers could face felony charges
Two area teachers are under investigation for improper relationships between an educator and student. They each could face up to 20 years in prison for the second degree felony.
Most recently was a teacher from Community Christian School located at 3400 MLK Drive.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the administration personnel at Community Christian School on Oct. 1 concerning an improper relationship between a 30-year-old female teacher and a male high school student. The accused teacher formerly taught 7th to 10th grade English classes. The reported victim is a former student.
The Investigations Division of the OSCO was contacted and investigators obtained information from school district officials and students about the alleged offense.
No arrests have been made and no other information can be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation, according to information received from the OCSO.
“An allegation of inappropriate relations between an educator and student has been made to the school. The educator is no longer employed by the school. This allegation was immediately reported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department by the school, and is currently under investigation. We do not have all the details at this time. We are now cooperating and will always cooperate with law enforcement authorities. The safety and welfare of our students is always of the highest priority. No additional statements will be made by the school. This matter is now in the hands of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department,” according to a written statement from Community Christian School.
Expected to be turned over to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office this week, is the case involving a Little Cypress-Mauriceville Junior High School teacher who is also under investigation for charges of an improper relationship between educator and student.
Concerned friends of the 17-year-old girl approached their Little-Cypress-Mauriceville High school coach about the issue involving the girl. The coach in turn forwarded the information to the high school principal. As a result, on Sept. 4, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the State Board of Educator Certification were contacted and an investigation was launched. Investigators obtained information from school district officials and students. The alleged victim is believed to have played on a softball team coached by the teacher.
At this time, no arrests have been made. The teacher, who had only worked for LCMCISD for 16 days, has resigned from their position at the school.
The individual referred to as a Little Cypress Junior High employee by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department release, is a former employee, having worked for the district only 16 days.
As a result, the teacher resigned after allegations were made. The Administration immediately began investigations and notified the Sheriff’s Department as well as the State Board of Educator Certification. Both entities are conducting their own investigations.