Paul Roberts: "Teacher of the Year" Fired for Inappropriate Texts to Students

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Paul Roberts: Will they rescind the award?
A Stafford middle school teacher has been suspended and jailed for inappropriate texts and online messages to students.

Paul Roberts, a math teacher who had been named a Teacher of the Year in the Stafford school district, is accused of sending inappropriate electronic communications to at least two students.

The messages were sent using "text messaging and social media," according to a letter sent to parents from the district.

"After a thorough investigation it has been determined that the teacher did engage in inappropriate conduct as outlined by district policy," superintendent Lance Hindt wrote. "Appropriate district action has been taken towards the teacher and he has been relieved of duty. There have been unsubstantiated reports that this inappropriate conduct may have involved additional students, however, I want to assure you that we will continue to investigate these reports."

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Cynthia Stewart: Sexts to Teen Send Former Elementary School Counselor to Prison

Cynthia "Cindy" Stewart: No slap on the wrist for this pervy former guidance counselor.
The verdict is in, and those of you who predicted a slap on the wrist for Cynthia "Cindy" Stewart will have to eat crow. The former elementary school guidance counselor from the San Antonio area has been sentenced to six years in prison after she was caught sending lurid photos and racy Facebook messages to a 15-year-old boy last year.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the arrest affidavit stated that Stewart "admitted sending close-up images of her (private area) to MV1 via her cellular telephone." The boy told investigators that he had received 20 to 30 such images.

Before her Chris Hansen-esque misadventure, Stewart, 43, had been a guidance counselor at Olympia Elementary School in Converse, just outside of the Alamo City. She was fired in November after the pics came to light.

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Adrian Gonzalo Tovar: Band Director Rocks the Scruffy Beard, Has Inappropriate Relationship with Student

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Adrian Tovar faces charges.
Adrian Gonzalo Tovar has got to be the hippest-looking 32-year-old high school band director in East Texas: the scruffy beard, the haircut, the medallion. Unfortunately, that visual information comes from his (oddly fuzzy) mugshot.

Tovar was arrested and resigned his job as band director at Grapeland High after questions were raised about his relationship with a student.

Tovar is from Austin, according to his driver's license, but apparently lives in Crockett.

There's little detail about what happened, but the Web site says Tovar resigned effective immediately last week after being with the school less than a year.

He was picked up on Monday on the charges of an instructor having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

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Shanice Lambert: Another Panhandle Teacher Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Shanice Lambert: Childress police have charged the 37-year-old with two counts of improper relationship with a minor.
What in tarnation is going on in the schoolhouses on Texas's High Plains?

The latest in the Shame Parade is Shanice Lambert, who looks much more glamorous on her Facebook page than in her Armstrong County mugshot. According to the Amarillo Globe-News, police in Childress accuse the 37-year-old teacher's aide of sexual assault of a child and improper relationship with a student, and the Texas Rangers are now investigating the case.

Lambert has been on administrative leave since March 20 and was arrested Wednesday. She is currently free on $20,000 in bonds.

Lambert is the third teacher from that windswept, flat and treeless region to get into trouble the end of last year.

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Trinity Lutheran Elementary Teacher Had Students Become Pen Pals with Child Molester, Suit Says (UPDATED)

It was a class project, suit says.
Parents have filed a lawsuit against Trinity Lutheran School that claims a teacher had students become pen pals with a man who has been convicted of child molestation.

The suit also says the teacher's fiancé, under indictment for possession of child pornography, was allowed to interact with the nine- and ten-year-old students, possibly even coaching some sports teams.

Officials at the downtown Houston school "knew of the hazard of the minor children communicating with and giving personal information to an accused child molester, or they failed to take any action to make themselves aware of the risks -- action as simple as running his name on Google or other search engine," the suit says.

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Ernesto Montemayor: ROTC Instructor Had Sex with Teen Student, Including in the Classroom

Ernesto Montemayor faces charges.
Police have arrested a 56-year old former ROTC instructor at Pasadena High, for repeatedly having sex with a teenaged student.

Ernesto Montemayor, a former Marine gunnery sergeant according to reports, was arrested in San Antonio.

Court documents filed here in Harris County say that Montemayor had sex with a student who was 16 when the activity started. The sex began three months after they began "dating," the teen told investigators; Montemayor had sex with her in his apartment ten times in the summer and fall of 2010.

Montemayor also had her perform oral sex on three different occasions in a Pasadena High classroom, the teen said.

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Elizabeth Proctor: Civil Suit Connected to Teacher Sex Case Dropped, for Now

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Taylor County Jail
Elizabeth Proctor: Seven years' probation for eleven months of sex with a 15-year-old boy
A civil lawsuit filed in connection to a case of teacher-student sex has been dropped, the Abilene Reporter-News has reported. Both the teacher in question and the Abilene Independent School District were named in the suit, which alleged that some teachers and AISD employees were negligent in not reporting rumors of the affair, and that some others retaliated against the boy after he came forth. The suit went on to claim that AISD further failed the victim in the case even after the teacher was convicted of improper relationship between a teacher and student.

No settlement has been paid, but this might not be the end of the matter, according to the family's attorney Donald Scott Mackenzie. He told the Reporter-News that he will decide whether or not to refile the suit in federal court after he and his clients meet informally with AISD officials Monday.

Let's back up and start this one from the beginning.

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Shelley Linder & Holly Lopez: Two More Teachers Accused of Sexing Up Students

Shelley Linder (L) and Holly Lopez: Both accused.
And your two Texas teachers of the day accused of having sex with students are: Shelley Linder from Brazosport High and Holly Lopez from central Texas.

Both have been arrested and face charges, of different types. Lopez, 32, is accused of having sex with boys aged 14 and 13, but it is not clear if they were her students at the time, so the charge is aggravated sexual assault of a minor. Linder, 25, faces two counts of an improper relationship between an educator and a student and two counts of enticing a child. Her victims were aged 16 and 17.

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Jason Lont: Katy High Theater Director Accused of Sexual Conduct with 15-Year-Old Boy

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Jason Lont is out on bond.
A theater director at Katy High has been charged with sexual assault of a child in relation to a 15-year-old boy the man allegedly met via Grindr, a gay-hookup app.

Jason Lont, 35, who is listed as an assistant theater director on the school's Web site, has been charged with performing oral sex on the boy, who is not a student. The incident happened at his Katy home.

Court documents show the boy's mother discovered text messages that indicated a sexual relationship between the two and contacted authorities.

The Katy school district told Fox 26 that Lont, who has been at the school since 2005, was placed on administrative leave January 12 after officials learned of the allegations.

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Patricia Aguilar: Juvenile Probation Officer Busted for Blowing Boot Camp Cadet

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Cameron County Jail
Patricia Aguilar: Boy bragged to friend, friend made outcry to cops.
For one delinquent Rio Grande Valley juvenile, a sentence to boot camp was transformed into a ticket to a dream hummer holiday.

Somehow we don't think this was what the juvenile criminal justice system had in mind for the unidentified 17-year-old boy....

According to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, Patricia Aguilar, a probation officer at the Amador R. Rodriguez Juvenile Boot Camp School in San Benito, admitted to performing oral sex on one of the cadets at the camp.

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