COPPELL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Coppell police arrested a Middle School North teacher named Mercedes Genevieve Coloso, 32, for allegedly having an improper relationship with a juvenile student.
Coloso faces charges of Indecency with a Child, Sexual Assault of a Child and Improper Relationship between Educator and Student. She was also fired and is banned from stepping foot at the school or any other district campus or facility.READ MORE: 'I'm Afraid We're Going To See A Surge Of Violence' Says Texas Criminologist Following Recent Mass Shootings
She was taken into custody two days after someone tipped off police about the alleged inappropriate relationship.
Coppell ISD released the following statement:READ MORE: Texas Grand Jury To Consider Charges In Shooting Death Of Protester Garrett Foster Last Summer
The Coppell Police Department has arrested a Coppell Middle School North employee for an inappropriate relationship with a minor. CISD has terminated this person’s employment with the district, and this individual will not be allowed at Coppell Middle School North or any district campus or facility. CISD also has reported this alleged incident to the State Board of Educator Certification and Child Protective Services, as required by law and district policy.
Coppell ISD holds its employees to the highest standards and is deeply saddened and outraged about this situation. Federal privacy laws prohibit the district from releasing additional details about this situation.
The investigation is ongoing.MORE NEWS: As Pandemic Restrictions Ease, Child Abuse Reports Rise In North Texas
Anyone with information about this offense is urged to contact the Coppell Police Department at (972) 304.3610.