HOPKINS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A former North Hopkins ISD employee was arrested and charged with improper relationship between and educator and a student.
According to a press release from the district, Janie Perez was arrested following an investigation into allegations that she was communicating with a student "through electronic media in violation of NHISD policies and regulations.”
The district reported they were made aware on Nov. 2 of the communication between Perez and the student. The district immediately began an investigation. They reported the “alleged behavior” to Child Protective Services and the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office due to some information that they had received.
Perez had resigned on Nov. 4 following a meeting with district administrators who informed her of the investigation and to notify her that she was being placed on the suspension.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office launched their investigation into the allegations and upon doing so, arrested Perez on the charge of improper relationship between an educator and a student.
North Hopkins ISD said the following in a press release regarding Perez’s arrest:
NHISD is deeply troubled by this situation. The safety and well-being of NHISD students is, and always will be, our primary concern. We commend the observant individual who made the initial report to NHISD administrators. We also commend the NHISD administrators for investigating the matter without delay and for notifying the appropriate authorities of the allegations that had been made. And, of course, we are grateful for the diligence and professionalism of the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and its commitment to the protection of NHISD students. Rest assured that NHISD will continue to work closely with the Sheriff’s Office and all other agencies involved in this investigation.