A former Texas high school teacher who is accused of having an improper relationship with a student allowed him to feel her breasts while they kissed behind a burger restaurant, police say.
Sara D’Spain was was taken into custody in Kerrville at 1.40pm on Thursday and charged with one count of improper relationship between educator and student.
The 38-year-old, who was fired from Tivy High School following her arrest, allegedly admitted to police officers that the relationship was ‘inappropriate,’ the Houston Chronicle reported.
D’Spain was booked into the Kerr County Jail on $35,000 bond, but has since been released.
According to her arrest affidavit, D’Spain told cops that she communicated with the student through Snapchat and often sent him photographs, the Chronicle reported.
Texas teacher Sara D’Spain, 38 (pictured in her mugshot, left), has been charged with having an improper relationship with a male student. D’Spain is pictured on the right with her husband
Police say she allegedly admitted to allowing the male student to feel her breasts and that they kissed. D’Spain was first suspended last week form Kerrville Tivy High School (file above) in Kerrville, Texas before the school district fired her
D’Spain admitted to meeting the student on September 10 behind a Culver’s Restaurant in the town.
That’s where they allegedly kissed and the student felt her breasts over her clothing, according to the affidavit.
On September 12, D’Spain’s relationship with the student was disclosed when a different student showed school officials an ‘explicit’ Snapchat photo he received of her wearing a bra, the affidavit states.
D’Spain was then questioned about the photo and she insisted that she had only sent it to a former student who doesn’t attend the school, police said. She also said she only stayed in contact with him after he had graduated.
D’Spain, who also reportedly complained on several social media platforms about her husband spending too much time away at work, does not face any charges in connection to that particular photo.
D’Spain has two daughters. She is certified to teach pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, and she is also a certified English as a Second Language teacher
The Kerrville Tivy High School teacher’s arrest came as part of a broader ongoing investigation targeting two school district employees.
Last week, officials with the local school district announced that D’Sapin and another teacher, who has not been named, were placed on administrative leave, reported MySanAntonio.com.
D’Spain is certified to teach pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, and she is also a certified English as a Second Language teacher.
When reached for comment by phone on Friday, an officer with the Kerrville Police Department would only confirm to DailyMail.com that the victim in D’Spain’s case was male and a minor.
Officer Juan Trevizo declined to share any further details about the investigation, such as the age of the victim.
Online records and social media posts suggest that D’Spain is married and lives with her husband and their two daughters in Bandera, Texas.
If convicted, D’Spain could face between two and 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.