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ECISD Interim Superintendent Speaks Out About Allegations of Improper Teacher-Student Relationships

April Collins April Collins

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - There's another possible case of an improper student-teacher relationship coming out of Permian High School.

Now there are two teachers accused of the crime.

All of this has happened in a span of just three days and both of the teachers accused are women.

"One of our athletic trainers at Permian High School allegedly was in some type of inappropriate relationship either through communication or what not with a student," Interim Superintendent, H.T. Sanchez, said.

Sanchez said campus administration was given a tip about the possible relationship with a 19-year-old male student.

That tip led them to April Collins. According to the Permian volleyball website, Collins has been with the school for three years. She's on paid administrative leave until the investigation wraps up.

"With the complexity of technology, we're assessing whether or not it was social media, whether or not it was text message, phone calls or any variant of that," Sanchez said.

On Monday, swim coach Kathryn Maples resigned after similar allegations surfaced involving a 17-year-old male student.

Sanchez said even with the district's thorough screening process, these situations can happen.

"It's just very unfortunate that we have two but again our processes are in place. We just want to reassure parents that we take these things very seriously," Sanchez said.

For now officials are looking at every detail behind both allegations.

"If the employee is in the right, we want to make sure we exonerate that person," Sanchez said. "If the employee is not, we want to be sure we have the information we need so that appropriate action can be taken."

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