Officials saying little about Childress aide dismissed over sexual assault allegation
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:13:10 GMT —
A Childress ISD teacher's aide was arrested Wednesday after being charged with an inappropriate relationship between educator and student and sexual assault of a child.
Neither school officials or police will disclose the age of the student, the grade of the student or what happened.
The teacher's aide, identified as 37-year-old Shanice Lambert, is no longer employed by the district, as of March 23.
Both charges are second degree felonies. Texas Department of Public Safety said Lambert turned herself in Wednesday.
Childress ISD said it was informed on March 20 an employee may have been involved in an "inappropriate relationship" with a student. The district, according to a statement, then launched a preliminary investigation into the allegations.
The teacher's aide, Lambert, was placed on administrative leave and the Texas Rangers and Child Protective Services were informed of the allegations, Rick Teran, Superintendent of Childress ISD said. Additionally, the district said it filed a report to the State Board of Educator Certification.
Teran confirmed to Pronews 7 that the employee was a teacher's aide. The individual was no longer employed by Childress ISD as of March 23, the district said. Teran declined to comment any further on why the employee is no longer being employed by Childress ISD.
"Student safety and welfare are of paramount importance to the District, and all required actions concerning this matter have been completed by the District," Teran said in a statement. "Due to state and federal privacy laws, however, there will be no further information regarding this matter released by the District."