by Zora Asberry
ODESSA - In the past three years, the Ector County School District has seen a rash of teachers being accused of having a sexual relationship with students.
Even though district officials say they do background checks and ethics training, the cases still continue to happen. The latest arrest came in just this week on Wednesday.
Since 2013, five educators from Permian High School have been arrested for being sexual relationships with their students. In April of 2013, two Permian High educators resigned. Kathryn Maples and April Collins resigned after being accused of having improper relationships with male students.
A year later in April of 2014, Alisha Knighten, a former Assistant Softball Coach at Permian, resigned after allegedly having sex with an 18 year old female student. All three educators have not yet gone to trial.
Mark Lampman, a former government teacher at Permian High, was accused of having an improper relationship with a female student but committed suicide just a day after the investigation began. He was never convicted.
The latest incident was revealed on April 1, 2015, involving Social Studies Teacher, Jay Burns, who was involved in an online sexual relationship with two female students over a website called fetlife.com.