A former high school teacher in Texas has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student during spring break.
Katrina Maxwell, who used to teach at C.E. King High School in Houston, was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child under 17 years of age.
According to court records obtained by KPRC 2 Houston, Maxwell began a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student during spring break.
Sheldon Independent School District (ISD) reportedly became aware when another employee noticed Maxwell’s behavior with the student.
That same staffer also reported a second incident, in which Maxwell allegedly threw a pair of scissors at the teen’s head when she saw him sitting next to his girlfriend.
Maxwell admitted during the investigation to having sex twice with the student in the backseat of her vehicle.
The student, also interviewed, told investigators that he and Maxwell had sex “a number of times” between March and April.
Sheldon ISD fired Maxwell and released a statement, encouraging the Harris County District Attorney’s office to take “appropriate action” against Maxwell after its own thorough investigation.
“The district’s first concern is always the safety of our students while providing a safe and secure place for students to learn,” concluded the statement. “Sheldon ISD is deeply saddened that this occurred, and we are committed to continued cooperation with law enforcement to ensure Mrs. Maxwell is prosecuted to the fullest extent.”
Maxwell was arrested and her bond was set at $20,000.