Students Speak Out for Their Teacher Accused of Having an Inappropriate Relationship 10/25/12
CBS 7 News
October 25, 2012
Pecos, TX - A teacher has resigned and is now under investigation after allegations that she had an affair with a student.
Pecos police say if she is charged she could be facing a second degree felony. Students say this is all a big mistake.
“She is fun, loving, caring, and big hearted,” said Victor Jurado, a Junior at Pecos High School.
Students of Pecos High School describe their english teacher as honest and hard working. Many say they still do not believe anything will come out of the investigation for having and inappropriate relationship with a student.
“It's not true cause she isn't the type of teacher to be doing something like that,” he said.
“It's hard to believe,” said senior Adrianna Jasso. She says the young teacher helped her though tough times and is willing to defend her name.
“It was shocking,” she said, “I don't appreciate people talking that way about her.”
The father of the student allegedly involved with the teacher contacted CBS 7.
He says his 18-year-old son was in relationship with this teacher for at least a month.
Clark Boyd, the Superintendent with Pecos-Barstow-Toyah-Independant School District says this teacher was employed in August of 2009...and resigned a week ago, but would not comment further on why
“I think we have the right to know,” Jasso said.
Pecos Chief of Police Clay McKinney says they have investigators working the case in conjunction with the District Attorney and the Texas Rangers
“It's very serous with a second degree felony that carries a term from 2-20 years in penitentiary,” McKinney said.
While the investigation continues, many students want to show their support for the teacher and hope she gets the message.
“We love you,” Jasso said, “Class of 2013 loves you no matter what.”