Teacher Caught In Classroom With 14-Year-Old Who Was Dressing Himself
A Texas teacher faces felony charges after she was allegedly caught in a portable classroom with a student.
Heather Lynn Miller was arrested Sunday night after a campus security guard at Katy Junior High School found the 46-year-old teacher in a trailer with a 14-year-old male student during a routine patrol.
Miller was allegedly seen “engaging in an inappropriate relationship” with the student, according to a statement released by the Katy Independent School District.
KPRC reports that Miller answered the door to the temporary classroom and told the guard that “everything was fine.” Suspicious, the guard looked past the woman and saw a 14-year-old student getting dressed.
Police aren’t discussing details of the case. Miller, who taught social studies, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
“Providing a safe and secure learning environment is and will continue to be our top priority, and we will always act swiftly when that is compromised,” district officials said in a statement.
Miller has been charged with improper relationship with a student, according to police. She posted $50,000 bond and was released Monday.
Parents were shocked to learn of the allegations.
“You see too much of it these days,” one parent, who was not identified, told Fox Houston. “I suspect it’s always gone on, they just catch it more often now than they used to.”
Update: April 30, 9:30 a.m. – Miller made an appearance in court Tuesday, where she agreed not to contact her alleged victim. As the accused teacher walked out of the court room arm-in-arm with two supporters, she was met by a parent who has a child at Katy Junior High School, according to KHOU.
“You shouldn’t be around kids!” Cynthia Kaiser shouted down a hallway at Miller, who did not respond.
”There’s been too many kids getting defiled, getting abused and then why are these schools not checking to make sure these teachers are fit to be teachers?” Kaiser told KHOU.
The Katy ISD conducts background checks on all their teachers.
Those who know Miller encouraged others to hear her side of the story before judging her, the station reported earlier.
“It’s sad for me because I know Heather, and I’ve seen her as a sweetheart that loves her children,” neighbor Pat Trull told KHOU. “Give her a chance.”