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Third Permian High School Faculty Member Resigns

by Devin Sanchez
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Permian High School remains in the spotlight as now two more faculty members have turned in their resignations.

This brings the total number of staff resigning this week to three. Two of those resignations came amid accusations of improper student-teacher relationships.

It's been a rough week for Permian High School.

In the past four days, three educators have resigned.

On Thursday night, NewsWest 9 confirmed with the Ector County Independent School District that athletic trainer April Collins has resigned.

On Wednesday, Collins was put on administrative leave while the district investigated allegations that Collins was involved in a relationship with a 19-year-old male student.

Collins worked for Permian for three years.

ECISD officials say campus administration was given a tip and that's how they learned about the relationship.

On Monday, Permian swim coach Kathryn Maples turned in her resignation after she was accused of a similar relationship with a 17-year-old student.

The district is still investigating both of these allegations.

NewsWest 9 also learned on Thursday that a counselor at Permian also resigned on Wednesday. ECISD confirmed that Lori Jones did resign but would not say why.

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