Authorities Investigating Student-Teacher Relationship in Andrews

Authorities Investigating Student-Teacher Relationship in Andrews

by Justin Kree
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS - It's a story you will only see on NewsWest 9.

A source told NewsWest 9 about allegations of a student-teacher relationship out of Andrews.

On Wednesday, NewsWest 9 was told by a source that a student and a teacher were engaged in a relationship at the high school level at Andrews ISD.

The source went on to claim that it started back when the current school year began.

On Thursday, NewsWest 9 learned from Andrews Police Chief Bud Jones that allegations of a teacher-student relationship is being investigated by D.P.S and possibly by the Texas Rangers as well.

Chief Jones can't comment on the allegations since the investigation is out of his hands.

However, Jones did say that the department will assist in the investigation if asked.

In a statement to NewsWest 9, Andrews ISD Superintendent, Bobby Azam said, "Regarding any alleged investigation surrounding any student and any teacher at AISD, if information is brought forth to me or to other AISD administrators, we would work openly and cooperate fully with any/all local authorities.

The statement went on to say, "If any incident with a student or teacher exists, because it would surround student and/or faculty information, we would not be able to comment on the situation specifically," Azam said.

For one local parent, she isn't surprised of these allegations.

"New people are coming here just to earn a paycheck and I'm not surprised at all that more allegations are coming forth. Teachers are doing things they shouldn't be doing," a concerned parent, said.

NewsWest 9 will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest developments.