SAN ANTONIO - An elementary teacher with Northeast ISD has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a sexual assault investigation.
School officials say the investigation got underway on Friday when a 6-year-old little girl cried out to her mom. The alleged incident happened at Montgomery Elementary on the Northeast side.
We are protecting her identity, but the little girl had started a new school year excited to enter the first grade. After a few days that all changed.
“When I brought her home, and she wouldn't stop crying, I asked her what was wrong. She told me she was uncomfortable with her teacher, she didn't like him.”
And after much prying, relatives say they were shocked at why she no longer wanted to go to school. The child told her family the teacher had touched her inappropriately.
Her family immediately notified the school on Friday and a meeting was scheduled with parents and school officials yesterday. But the family was not satisfied with the outcome, so they distributed a letter to parents notifying them of the incident.
“She wasn't treated fairly; they opened and closed the case in the same day.”
“So as far as what the mom was told yesterday, the administration side of the investigation is complete,” explained Aubrey Chancellor, NEISD spokesperson.
Chancellor also said the administrative part of the investigation is complete, and it now goes to campus police to look into. She confirmed that six other students in the class were interviewed as part of their investigation.
“I can't tell you specifics of how an investigation takes place, but I can tell you that it is very standard procedure that when an allegation is made like this to interview the students.”
In a letter the little girl's family is urging parents who have children at the school to talk to their kids and find out if they have been harmed in anyway.
The school has sent out their own letter informing parents about the incident.