HOUSTON -- A former teacher at Sealy High School has been indicted and arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student.
Allegations first surfaced in March of this year against Stacey Manning, 36, a teacher in the Career Technology Department of Sealy High School. Manning resigned from Sealy ISD on April 3.
In an Austin County grand jury indictment dated May 30, 2012, Manning was indicted on a second-degree felony: improper relationship between educator/student. The grand jury found enough evidence to believe she had both sexual contact and sexual intercourse with an 18-year-old male student.
“She got angry and started calling his girlfriend names, because he had a girlfriend at the time,” student Caleb Scarbrough said of the male student who was allegedly trying to break off the relationship with the teacher. “And so the girlfriend went and confronted him about this relationship and so they went to the police about it because she was saying awful things about this girl.”
Manning was arrested Tuesday. She posted $10,000 bond and was released from the Austin County Jail.
She will appear in court on Dec 4t. If convicted, she faces 2 to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.