Kelsie Koepke, 25, is charged with having an improper relationship with a student, whom she met in the testing center during lunch at Paetow High School.
According to court documents, Koepke exchanged Snapchat information with the student around October 2017, and began a chat relationship with him in the weeks before Homecoming.
Using the Snapchat usernames “kelsie_koepke” and “Momma K,” documents state the conversations soon became sexual in nature, and “she instructed him not to save any of their chats.”
“Then, on the actual night of the Homecoming event, she sent him the first set of nude photos and videos of herself,” documents state.
Koepke allegedly apologized for her actions the day after Homecoming, but documents also state she continued to send him more videos and photos of her breasts.
On May 1, 2018, Koepke allegedly sent video to the student of her pleasuring herself.
On Feb. 28, when the student who was receiving the videos and images reported what happened to school officials.
Court documents say a Katy ISD police officer who saw the explicit material said at least one video clearly shows Koepke’s face.
When questioned, court documents say Koepke told the officer she had initially mistaken the student for someone she had met on a dating site. Hoping to “keep the peace,” she allegedly kept the student on Snapchat, but also ended up sending him more images.
Bond was set for $30,000. She is expected to face a judge on May 7.
On Wednesday, Paetow High School released the following letter to parents:
Dear Paetow High School (PHS) Parents/Guardians and Staff,
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the Harris County District Attorney’s Office has accepted charges of improper relationship between a teacher and a student, a second-degree felony, as well as online solicitation of a minor, a third-degree felony, for a Paetow High School paraprofessional. The paraprofessional is expected to turn herself into authorities this afternoon.
The PHS administration was made aware of the issue through another student who noticed a conversation on social media regarding inappropriate content being shared among the staff member and a student. The District took immediate action and removed the paraprofessional from the classroom and later that day the employee was terminated from Katy ISD.
Because the investigation is still ongoing, we are unable to provide additional information at this time, but please be assured that the District takes this allegation very seriously and is fully cooperating with law enforcement. Providing a safe and secure learning environment is and will continue to be our top priority and the District will always act swiftly when that is compromised. Likewise, we will continue to do everything we can to ensure the safety of our students.
Paetow High School
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