Corrie Long, a 43 year old teacher at a Texas middle school faces felony charges after allegedly maintaining a sexual relationship with one of her 15 year old male students. The relationship is said to have initiated in November 2013.
In at least one case, the Hopper Middle school math teacher is said to have performed oral sex on the un named boy in her classroom.
Authorities first started investigating Corrie Long after a fellow student told school staff that he saw the school teacher and the 15-year-old alleged victim engaged in bizarre horseplay – namely, the witness said he saw the 15-year-old student spanking Long.
In another instance, the student told school staff that he saw Long sitting in the 15-year-old’s lap, according to court records first obtained by Chron.com.
School staff reported the incident to authorities, who interviewed the 15-year-old alleged victim.
During interviews, the 15-year-old told Corrie Long performed oral sex on him in November 2013 while they were alone in her classroom just before the Thanksgiving break.
The school – located in a suburb of Houston – has since released a statement telling that the math teacher had been removed from her position once the allegations against her were made.
According to the statement, Long is now on administrative leave and not permitted on the campus as authorities continue to investigate.
‘The safety of our students is always our highest priority. The district took immediate action to remove the teacher once the allegations were made, and we will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement in this matter,’ the district’s statement said.
Long, who has been with the district since 2002, has been charged with sexual assault of a child under the age of 17 and having an improper relationship with a minor.
She currently is free on $30,000 bond.