Houston high school English teacher Katrina Maxwell, 32, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child for allegedly having sex with her 16-year-old male student
A high school English teacher from Texas has been accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting her 16-year-old male student, and also throwing a pair of scissors at the child in a jealous rage.
Katrina Maxwell, 32, of Houston, was arrested last week on two counts of sexual assault of a child between ages 14-17, accused of having sexual encounters with a student at C.E. King High School during the spring break in March and April.
Maxwell, who had been nominated for a teaching award by her students, has been fired from her job in the wake of her arrest.
According to court documents cited by Click2Houston, Maxwell's alleged relationship with the minor first came to light when a colleague at the school observed her behavior as she watched the boy's interaction with his girlfriend.
The same school staffer also reported seeing Maxwell hurl a pair of scissors at the teenager's head because he sat next to his girlfriend.
An investigation was then launched by the school district, during which Maxwell allegedly admitted to having sex with the 16-year-old in the backseat of her car on two separate occasions.
Maxwell was fired from her job at C.E King High School in Houston following her arrest
A witness who was present during Maxwell's interview said the teacher claimed she loved the 16-year-old boy, according to the filings obtained by ABC13.
Maxwell was quoted as saying that she believed she was 'a good teacher,' and lamented that now she would be known 'as the teacher that f****ed her student.'
When the alleged victim was interviewed, he told investigators that he and his English teacher had sex several times between March and April, according to the documents.
The boy claimed that Maxwell once picked him up from his aunt's house, took him to a nearby hotel and had a sexual intercourse with him for the first time.
The Sheldon Independent School District has released a statement, confirming Maxwell's termination following an internal investigation that had substantiated the misconduct claims against her.
The district spokesperson stated that the findings of the probe were then turned over to law enforcement, and the district was said to have 'strongly encouraged' the district attorney's office to accept the charges.
'The district's first concern is always the safety of our students while providing a safe and secure place for students to learn,' the statement continued. 'Sheldon ISD is deeply saddened that this occurred, and we are committed to continued cooperation with law enforcement to ensure Mrs. Maxwell is prosecuted to the fullest extent.'
Maxwell was released from jail after posting $20,000 bond. She is due back in court on September 29.