Kelsie Koepke: Katy, Texas teacher at Paetow High School charged with having an improper relationship with student after sharing illicit video on Snapchat.
Kelsie Rochelle Koepke, 25, of Katy, was fired from Paetow High School after allegedly sending explicit videos and photos of herself last May after connecting with the teen on the social media platform in October 2017 during the weeks before homecoming, KTRK reported.
The conversations between the teen and Kelsie Koepke — whose usernames included ‘kelsie_koepke’ and ‘Momma K’— took a sexual turn with the female educator instructing the boy ‘not to save any of their chats,’ according to court documents.
‘Then, on the actual night of the homecoming event, she sent him the first set of nude photos and videos of herself,’ documents state.
Koepke then allegedly sent a video of herself masturbating to the teen in May. At least one of the videos she shared with the student clearly showed her face, according to a Katy Independent School District police officer who saw the explicit footage.
When questioned by investigators, Koepke said she’d mistaken the teen for someone else she’d previously met on a dating website. She then continued to send the teen additional images in an attempt to ‘keep the peace’.
Koepke acknowledged that she knew the student from school, where she oversaw his lunch period. She also told investigators that she sent the videos and photos in question to a few different people, KPRC reported.
At one point, Koepke approached the student at school and said she regretted her actions, saying, ‘I can’t believe I did that’. But she continued to send more nude photos and videos of herself, authorities allege.
School officials notified of improper relationship between Kelsie Koepke and pupil:
School officials learned of the alleged relationship from another student who ‘noticed a conversation on social media regarding inappropriate content’ being shared between Koepke and a student, according to a letter sent home to parents by the school’s principal.
‘The district took immediate action and removed the paraprofessional from the classroom and later that day the employee was terminated from Katy ISD,’ principal Mindy Dickerson wrote. ‘Because the investigation is still ongoing, we are unable to provide additional information at this time, but please be assured that the district takes this allegation very seriously and is fully cooperating with law enforcement.’
Koepke is expected back in court to face charges of improper relationship with a student and solicitation of a minor on May 7. She has since been released on $15K bond.
Not immediately understood is why the female teacher abused her position of trust, authority and power to subjugate her teen male victim.