SALADO, Texas (KWTX) The Salado ISD has fired a 29-year-old woman who worked as a teacher’s assistant amid allegations of an inappropriate relationship with two high school students, ages 15 and 16.
The allegations were reported to Salado police on Monday and the case was forwarded to the Bell County Sheriff’s Department Special Crimes Unit for further investigation, the sheriff’s department said in a press release Wednesday.,
KWTX is not naming the woman because she has not been arrested or charged.
Salado ISD superintendent Michael Novotny sent a letter home to parents detailing what had happened during the investigation, saying an investigation involving the Salado Police Department, Child Protective Services, the Bell County Sheriff's Office, and the Texas Education Agency began immediately after the allegations surfaced.
"These allegations are of grave concern to us all. Texas laws, Board of Education policies and the Educator's Code of Ethics are all crystal clear on this matter. Yet, despite this clarity, individuals sometimes use extremely poor judgement in carrying out their responsibilities to students, families, and the community," Novotny said.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the sheriff’s Special Crimes Unit at (254) 933-6769.