Corrie Anne Long, 43, was in court Monday, facing charges that she sexually assaulted a 15-year-old eighth-grade student. Neither she nor her attorney would answer questions about the allegations and nobody answered the door at her northwest Harris County home.
Court documents indicate the student has known Long since he was in sixth grade. According to court documents, Long was alone with him in a classroom last November, where she assaulted him and told him not to tell anyone because she could lose her job.
Prosecutors think it happened more than once.
"The teacher, it sounds like, had some sort of supervisory role over the student at some point and time and an inappropriate relationship was spawned from that," said Harris County prosecutor Joshua Phanco.
It was another student, court documents contend, who noticed unusual interaction between the two. That's when the administration and Cy-Fair ISD police got involved.
Cy Fair ISD released a statement Monday morning, saying, "The safety of our students is always our highest priority. The District took immediate action to remove the teacher once the allegations were made, and we will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement in this matter."
According to state records, Long was certified to teach special education in 2000, a certification just renewed on February 1.
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