ETX teacher arrested after confessing to inappropriate relationship with student

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Jefferson ISD Superintendent Rob Barnwell has confirmed reports that a female JISD classroom teacher was arrested Friday, February 8, 2019 by JISD Police.  

The teacher taught at the high school campus and was in her fourth year at JISD. 

According to Barnwell, the arrest was a result of information gathered through a comprehensive investigation related to an inappropriate relationship between the teacher and a 17-year-old male student. In a statement released Thursday, the investigation is continuing in an attempt to ensure all issues surrounding this incident are sufficiently addressed.

“Unfortunately, we have been dealing with a disturbing situation the last several days,” Barnwell said. “However, it is very fortunate that our police chief and administration was able to uncover many facts and obtain a written confession. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, the teacher resigned from her position and will no longer be employed in education. Due to confidentiality requirements, I am restricted from giving any other details related to this issue.

As always, the safety and security of our students is our top priority, and we are taking all necessary steps to ensure this situation is dealt with in the proper manner.  We have offered to help the victim with counseling that may be appropriate or needed. If anyone has any information that may be of some help regarding our continuing investigation, I want to encourage them to contact my office.”

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