On Sunday police discovered a Texas middle-school teacher and her former 15-year-old student together in a hotel room.
29-year-old Crystal Nicole Rodriguez has been a special needs teacher for the past two years at Page Middle School. In addition, she was a girls’ basketball, track, soccer, and volleyball team coach at the San Antonio learning institution.
On February 18 Rodriguez was taken into custody for allegations that she was having a sexual relationship with a former teenage student when the pair was discovered together in a hotel room by the authorities. Rodriguez and the girl were found in bed together, and the police report reflected that Rodriguez gave them a statement confirming a sexual relationship between herself and the purported victim.
San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) spokesperson Leslie Price disclosed that the district officials plan to report the arrest to the State Board of Education, and an internal investigation is in effect in order to “ensure we have full knowledge of what has occurred.” Price also confirmed that the now-teenager was once a student at Page.
No further details of the case have been disclosed at this time, and the girl’s identity has been protected due to the fact that she is a minor.
Rodriguez was booked into the Bexar County Jail on Sunday and she is facing a charge of improper relationship between an educator and a student. She posted $20,000 bond and was released the same day.
The Page Middle School website no longer lists Rodriguez as an employee.
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