Thursday, July 26, 2012

Texas Teacher Arrested for Probation Violation - Updated

(Cass County, Texas) Former Hughes Springs teacher Karrie M. McKinney has been arrested for violating probation.

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Texas Teacher Gets Probation in Sex Case - Updated
[Previous 4/6/12 post]
(Hughes Springs, Texas) Last month, former Hughes Springs Elementary School teacher Karrie M. McKinney pleaded guilty to a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student.

As a result, District Judge Ralph Burgess in the Fifth District Court of Cass County sentenced McKinney to 10 years in prison, suspended, and 10 years of community supervision.
McKinney’s community service sentence carried these special conditions: She must pay a $5,000 fine, abide by conditions set by Cass County, and perform 350 hours of community service. Also, she must abstain from alcohol and illegal drugs and submit to chemical testing, have no contact with the student or his family, and must submit a DNA sample.

In addition, she must must provide probation officers with passwords to all electronic devices.
McKinney's teaching credentials have also been revoked.

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Texas Teacher Faces Sex Charge
[Previous 8/12/11 post]
(Hughes Springs, Texas) A 41-year-old Hughes Springs Elementary School teacher, Karrie McKinney, has been accused of engaging in sexual relations with a 16-year-old student.

McKinney faces a charge of improper relationship between an educator and a student, a second-degree felony. According to Hughes Springs Police Chief Randy Kennedy,
The alleged incident happened July 28, Kennedy said. He would not provide specifics about the alleged conduct or whether it happened more than once.
McKinney was booked into custody at the Cass County Jail and later released on $25,000 bond.

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