High school business teacher, 49, ‘sent nude photos and illicit messages to boy student, 15, and told colleague they were in love’
- Helen Page, 49, a teacher at the Aldine Ninth Grade School in Texas, was charged this week with felony improper relationship with a student
- She allegedly began sending illicit messages to a 15-year-old male former student via Snapchat last summer
- Page denied the allegations at a court hearing on Thursday
- However a fellow teacher claimed Page told them about the relationship and claimed she and the student were in love
- Page also allegedly told the colleague that the student informed his parents of the relationship
- School officials opened an investigation in November and suspended Page
- The probe was later turned over to the Houston District Attorney’s Office
Helen Page, 49, (pictured) a business teacher at the Aldine Ninth Grade School in Houston, Texas, was arrested and charged with felony improper relationship with a student
A Houston teacher has been accused of sending nude pictures and illicit messages to a 15-year-old boy student describing sexual acts she wanted to do with him.
Helen Page, 49, a business teacher at the Aldine Ninth Grade School in Houston, Texas, was arrested and charged with felony improper relationship with a student, the Aldine Independent School District announced Monday.
Investigators said Page began speaking to one of her former students on Snapchat last summer, sending him nude photos of herself and describing the sexual acts she wanted them to perform together.
It is unclear whether Page and the student ever had any physical encounters. She denied she engaging in any inappropriate behavior in court on Thursday, according to KRPC 2.
She said she never sent the student any inappropriate images, despite investigators with the Houston District Attorney’s Office reportedly finding nude photos on her phone as part of their forensic investigation.
‘This was a huge mistake,’ she allegedly said in court, according to KRPC 2. ‘I didn’t mean to do it.’
Page was suspended from her job at the Aldine Ninth Grade School (pictured) in November, and resigned from her position as a business teacher in February
But another teacher at the school, who is unnamed in court documents, told investigators on January 2 that Page had revealed the relationship to them, and told them they were in love.
The teacher allegedly said Page told her via text that she and the student loved each other and that the student told his parents about the relationship.
Court documents state Page would often talk to her students through Snapchat, Instagram, emails, cellphone calls and text messages.
Page was suspended from her job in November after the Aldine Independent School District opened an internal investigation into the relationship, ABC 13 reported.
Public records show Page was earning $52,000-a-year when she resigned from her position on February 5.
District officials ultimately turned their probe over to investigators with the Houston District Attorney’s Office, who found the nude photos she sent the former student in a forensic investigation of her phone.
‘This district turned over the investigation to the Aldine Police Department and charges were filed,’ school officials said in a statement, adding that they do not ‘condone nor tolerate any employee who engages in inappropriate behavior.’
Page was released from jail on Tuesday, after a magistrate judge set her bail at $300,00. She has been ordered not to contact the student.