WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A Texas woman who was named ‘Teacher of the Year’ by her district has been arrested after allegedly performing oral sex on a student in a classroom and sending him lurid texts, according to police.
- Randi Chaverria, a teacher at Round Rock High School, was arrested on Tuesday after a student told authorities she had given him oral sex twice in October, according to an affidavit obtained by KVUE.
- The 36-year-old educator surrendered herself to Williamson County Jail but has since been released after posting bond.
A Texas woman once chosen as her district’s “Teacher of the Year” allegedly performed oral sex on a pupil in a classroom, police said.
According to an affidavit obtained by KVUE, Randi Chaverria was arrested Tuesday after a student told authorities she had performed oral on him twice in October. Text messages sent between the ‘victim’ and the 36-year-old teacher seem to be consistent with the teen’s allegations, investigators said.
Chaverria, a family and consumer science teacher at Round Rock High School, took personal leave after parents were notified in an email earlier this month that she had an improper relationship with a student. Named the ‘Secondary Teacher of the Year’ by the school district in May, Chaverria later resigned from her position on Nov. 19, KVUE reports.
According to KXAN, school principal Matt Groff told parents that Chaverria had passed a state background check prior to being employed.
“Safety is the top priority of Round Rick High School and Round Rock ISD,” Groff wrote in the letter. “Ensuring a safe and secure learning environment requires partnership between students, parents, campus and district staff, as well as law enforcement.”
Chaverria, a teacher for the past six years, credited her family’s passion for education during her recognition earlier this year.
“The most important role of a teacher is to help shape future generations to become successful members of our community,” Chaverria said. “More than any curriculum I teach my students, I hope that they will walk away from my classroom thinking of ways that they can make a difference in their community and impact the lives of others for the better.”
According to district officials, the “Teacher of the Year” awardee also led the school’s Adopt-A-Child community service project.
Chaverria turned herself in to authorities at the Williamson County Jail on charges of improper relationship between teacher and student. She has been released after posting bond.
Source: New York Post