UPDATED: Kathryn Murray Is the Latest Teacher Accused of Having Sex with a 15-Year-Old Student
UPDATE: Harris County prosecutors have filed three additional felony charges against former Spring Branch ISD teacher Kathryn "Camille" Murray, who is already dealing with sexual assault charges over a relationship she had with the same 15-year-old student.
The boy told his parents that he had sex with Murray, 29, three times before the February 11 incident Murray was originalyl charged with, according to court documents. The boy's parents said their son told them he had sex with Murray twice in her classroom at Memorial Middle School, and at a hotel on February 10, "the night a dance was held for eighth grade students" at the school. On that occasion, according to the court records, the boy's father dropped him off at the school for the dance, but he met Murray at a nearby church. She drove them to the hotel -- Murray had paid for the room in advance -- and they had sex. She then drove him to "the vicinity of the school," and he walked about 100 meters the rest of the way, according to the records.
A Spring Branch ISD police officer saw hotel security footage showing the couple entering and leaving the hotel together, the records say.
Original Entry:A female Spring Branch middle-school teacher has been charged with having sex with a 15-year-old student.
Kathryn Murray, who taught at Memorial Middle School, is charged with sexual assault of a child.
According to KPRC:
Detectives said the 15-year-old invited Murray over to his home while his parents were away on Feb. 11.
The 15-year-old's 12-year-old brother was also home. According to court documents, the 12-year-old found his brother in bed with Murray about 11:50 p.m.
Other reports indicate Murray talked about kissing the student with another teacher, who reported the conversation to authorities.
She had been teaching at Memorial -- where she was an alumna -- for three years.
The school district issued a statement on the case:
The safety of every SBISD student is our very highest priority. We are deeply shocked and outraged by this alleged conduct. We will never tolerate any teacher or other employee who takes advantage of and harms a student. This allegation, if true, represents a complete breach of the trust that our children and our community place in our educators every day. We are saddened by these allegations, and we are very concerned about the well-being of the student and his family.
Counselors were also sent to the school.
Commenters, please note our previous post on the seven types of comments teacher-student sex stories generate.
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