For the second time in as many weeks in the Houston area, allegations of another teacher having inappropriate contact with a student have come to light. This time it's a female sixth grade teacher at Thornton Middle School in the Cy-Fair school district.
"I felt like a teacher had violated trust again and it's my kid," a mother told Eyewitness News. "Someone saw him at the school so they started digging into it."
Eyewitness News spoke exclusively with the mother of the student. We didn't show her face to protect the family and the boy.
She said, "I was just in awe, shocked. I'm still shocked, still in a state of disbelief."
She says the relationship between her son and his former teacher began about a year and a half ago when he was in eighth grade and just 13 years old. It was more than flirting or inappropriate touching. She calls it rape.
"It was too long, it was too filthy, and it was rape," she said.
The relationship was discovered this past Friday after the mother says her son was interrogated for hours by school administrators.
"He said he felt like he was a criminal, and a rape victim should not feel like a criminal," the mother explained.
Cy-Fair ISD acknowledged they were investigating the matter and sent us the below statement:
- "We are in the early stages of investigating the allegation and will be taking our direction from law-enforcement. Due to the serious nature of this allegation, the teacher has been removed from campus."
The teen's mother wants more.
She said, "I don't feel like the same level of urgency has been afforded him because he's a boy."