Ever wonder what happens to all those predatory female teachers who get caught having sex with their students? If you’re a parent, you’ll be happy to know they end up paying for abusing their authority . Sometimes they luck out with probation, sometimes they end up behind bars for half a decade like former Tidwell Middle School teacher Katherine Harper.
Harper, who taught English and coached cheer, was arrested in March of 2017 for having sex with a 15-year-old high school student while preggo. She was sentenced last week to six years behind bars, 10 years probation, and must register as a sex offender according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The teen was a student of Harper’s at Tidwell Middle School last year, and the two began sending flirty text messages to each other, which eventually led to her going to his Trophy Club home.
In an interview with a state Child Protective Services investigator, the teen said he and Harper began drinking alcohol and both took off their clothes. At that time, the teen performed a sex act on Harper, according to the affidavit.
After that, the two had sex several times either at his home or hers from June 1, 2016, to July 31, 2016.
The two communicated with each other about 76 times during that time, based on their cellphone records, according to the affidavit. Police have seized the teen’s cellphone.
Once again, the takeaway message to all the teachers is simple (and apparently tough to follow): don’t take advantage of your students.