McCamey Teacher Released on Bond

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MCCAMEY - She may be out of jail but the legal problems for a former McCamey English teacher accused of an improper relationship with a student are just beginning.

34-year-old Vanessa Zuniga has been released after posting a $5,000 bond.

McCamey school officials say Zuniga resigned last week before the allegations surfaced.

She turned herself into authorities on Tuesday night.

If she's convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The age of the student has not been released, but state officials say it won't matter in this case.

Even if the student was an adult, the charges are the same.