Memorial Middle School teacher accused of having sex with student appears in court

March 29, 2012 5:02:33 PM PDT
A middle school teacher accused of having sex with a student appeared briefly in court Thursday morning.

Kathryn Murray, 28, is charged with sexual assault of a child. She'll return to court on May 9. Murray was an eighth grade teacher at Memorial Middle School in Spring Branch ISD. Prosecutors say she had sex with a 15-year-old student at his house last month while his parents were out.

"It is a sad case when you have a person who is in a position of trust that you're sending your child to a school and you're thinking the teacher is looking out for your child. We always view them as another protector. And then they are taking advantage of your child," said a spokesperson for the boy's family.

Murray is free on bond. She had to surrender her passport and is wearing a GPS monitor.