CYPRESS, Texas—A Hopper Middle School teacher is accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with one of her students, according to the Cypress Fair Banks ISD Police Department.
Corrie Anne Long, 43, who is married, is charged with sexual assault of a child and improper relationship with a student.
Long’s relationship with the student, who was 15 years old and in the 8th grade, was brought to light when another student saw the two of them engaging in “odd behavior,” according to court documents. The witness told another teacher, and an investigation was launched.
The witness reported seeing the student smack Long on the rear end in an afternoon tutorial class and also saw Long sitting on the boy’s lap. The witness said the boy would also come into his 5th period class to “mess” with the teacher and would flirtatiously touch her hair.
When investigators questioned the boy, he allegedly admitted to having sexual contact with Long, who was his math teacher. The boy said Long would get him out of HQT class and would take him into her empty classroom, where the sexual encounters would occur. One of the incidents allegedly happened just before the Thanksgiving break in 2013.
The boy said he told his teacher the two of them shouldn’t do what they were doing, but she told him to keep quiet about it because she could lose her job.
Long was placed on administrative leave after the allegations surfaced. She has been with the district as a special education math teacher since 2002.
“The safety of our students is always our highest priority. The District took immediate action to remove the teacher once the allegations were made, and we will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement in this matter,” Cy-Fair ISD officials said.
Long is out of jail on a $60,000 bond. She also has a criminal record. Records show she had a public lewdness charge in 1992 and a theft by check charge in 1989, but the check offense was dismissed.
Cy-Fair ISD said that all certified teachers go through a criminal background check.