A Cypress Fairbanks ISD middle school teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her students, according to Harris County court documents.
Corrie Anne Long, 43, was in Harris County court Monday morning to face charges of sexual assault of a child under the age of 17 and having an improper relationship with a student at Hopper Middle School in northwest Harris County.
The investigation started when a fellow student told Hopper Middle School staff that he saw Long and a male eighth grader, aged 15, engaging in horseplay he thought was odd, namely the student spanking Long’s backside. The student also saw the teacher sitting in the male student’s lap, according to court documents.
The student that had allegedly been interacting with Long was later interviewed by investigators, documents state, and he told them that he and Long had known each other since he was in sixth grade and that she was his current math teacher.
He told investigators that she performed oral sex on him in November 2013 while the pair was alone in her classroom before Thanksgiving break, documents show.
According to a Cy-Fair ISD statement on Monday, Long was removed from her position at the school once the allegations against her were made. She has been with the district since 2002. Long is currently on administrative leave and off campus, pending the outcome of this investigation.
“The safety of our students is always our highest priority. The district took immediate action to remove the teacher once the allegations were made, and we will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement in this matter,” said the district’s statement on the case.
Long is currently out on $30,000 bond. She is being represented by Houston attorney Christopher Tritico.