Teacher dating a former student
The safety and security of Aldine ISD's students and staff remains a priority of the school district." Wearing a Golden State Warriors T-shirt, Vera was captured on video leaving the jail Wednesday.
When asked about the allegations, she told reporters she had a lawyer and did not want to comment.
"But I think this is something that is serious that needs to be investigated." One student told ABC 13 News that there was chatter among the student body about "suspicious behavior" between Vera and the boy, and that once he saw him grab the teacher's butt.
Another parent, Mary Claycomb, told the TV station she just couldn't believe the teacher would do this.
In a separate interview, the boy also admitted to the sexual relationship, police said.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office told ABC 13 News that the parents could be charged with failure to report child abuse if they did indeed know about the relationship.
The English teacher allegedly admitted to both the principal and a police officer that she'd been having an ongoing relationship with the boy for months, court documents show.
They were "accepting of the relationship," Vera told police, and she was welcomed to family gatherings thereafter.
Court documents filed last week in a Harris County District Court offer a detailed look into Vera's account of their alleged relationship, which she purpotedly told police was not only approved but celebrated by the boy's parents.
It wasn't until April, when Stovall principal Elsa Wright got a tip about Vera, that the school district's police department began investigating.
Unlike most cookie-cutter schools, natural light floods the building throughout due to large, often times floor-to-ceiling, windows.
"I feel like that's going to invoke a more positive environment in our school ," said Gaby Bussiere, a junior.