HOUSTON—New charges have been filed against the Memorial Middle School teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student last winter.
Kathryn Camille Murray, 29, was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a child in February.
On Monday, two more counts of sexual abuse of a child and one count of improper relations with a student were added against Murray.
Murray was initially accused of having sex with the boy at his home on February 11, 2012, while his parents were away.
Now, police say Murray also had sex with the boy at a hotel on the night of a school dance and in her classroom on two separate occasions.
The former eighth-grade teacher was removed from the classroom and let go from her position after the initial investigation.
In a statement from Spring Branch ISD, spokesperson Steve Brunsman said, “The safety of every SBISD student will always be our very highest priority. The alleged conduct of Murray is shocking and outrageous, and will never be tolerated in our school district.”
“This alleged conduct is a reprehensible violation of the trust that our children and our community place in our educators every day,” he said.
The police chief for the Spring Branch ISD Police Department agreed and said Murray’s alleged actions will never be tolerated by law enforcement.
“We have a victim and it’s our student,” said Chief Chuck Brawner. “And it’s not only the victim who’s affected, but it’s every student that goes to that school.”
“What this teacher has done is violate the trust parents place in teachers,” he continued.
He also stood by the work of his detectives and said he was confident the case would lead to a conviction.
Murray, who attended both Memorial Middle and Memorial High School growing up, taught at Memorial Middle for three years as a Language Arts teacher.