A n Amarillo elementary teacher is being accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to three high school students, as well as having a sexual relationship with the boys.
A search warrant affidavit obtained by Pronews 7 revealed Julie Ann Moore, 34, of Amarillo, allegedly sexted a 15-year-old boy more than 100 times. Additionally, Moore is accused of having a sexual relationship with the boy and two other Amarillo High School students.
Moore is a third grade teacher at Sanborn Elementary School. She has since been placed on paid administrative leave, the district said in a statement to Pronews 7.Statement from Amarillo Independent School District:"AISD has been notified that one of our employees is the subject of an investigation involving possible educator misconduct. The employee has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome. We are concerned to learn of the allegations and are cooperating with authorities. Because of the privacy laws related to personnel matters, the district cannot release additional information. We respectfully ask the patience of the public while the authorities complete this process."
The affidavit indicated that Moore is married.
Texas Rangers along with the Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the matter. A Trooper personally witnessed unusual behavior between Moore and the 15-year-old student at a football game, the affidavit said.
Students also reportedly suspected the sexual relationship between the two. The Trooper said he saw Moore and the boy walking off together to speak privately for a lengthy amount of time during the football game.
Police say they met with one of the other boys. He provided an audio recorded statement, police said. In the statement, he detailed his sexual relationship with Moore. He also spoke about the sexually explicit text messages Moore had sent him. He said Moore had "kissed him with an open mouth on thee separate occasions."
The boy also told police he had three sexual encounters with Moore. He said he received about 100 text messages from Moore with about half of them being "extremely sexually explicit," according to the affadavit.
Additionally, the boy told police he suspected Moore of having sexual intercourse with one of his 15-year-old friends.
Cell phones, laptops and computers were voluntarily surrendered to police to proceed with the investigation.
Moore has not been officially charged with anything. The case remains under investigation.Click here to read the entire search warrant affidavit. Warning: The document contains explicit language.