LLANO, Texas (KXAN) — A Llano High School teacher accused of having a relationship with a student is no longer employed with the Llano Independent School District.
Clarissa McDaniel, 28, was arrested Friday after school administrators notified the Llano Police Department about allegations she was involved in an improper relationship with a student. McDaniel is charged with two counts of improper relationship between educator and student. Court documents indicate McDaniel had sex with one student twice in January.
- ’09-10: 141
- ’10-11 152
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- ’12-13 163
- ’13-14 179
- ’14-15 188
- Source: Texas Education Agency
In a letter sent home to parents, the district said they are “fully cooperating” with the investigation.
The district says McDaniel was hired in August 2015. She resigned the same day she was arrested.
Last week, lawmakers held a hearing on laws involving inappropriate teacher/student relationships. Currently in Texas, it is legally possible for a teacher to date a student. It is only against the law when a teacher and student engage in sexual activity and the student is someone within the teacher’s school district. If this happens in another school district, a private school, or a home school, it is legal. While it could be against district policy, it is currently legal for a teacher to date, kiss and have questionable communications with a student. Lawmakers will try to change that in January, as soon as they are able to.