A Texas middle school teacher has been accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student.
Katherine Harper, 27, was recently arrested on suspicion of improper relationship between an educator and student, a second degree felony.
Multiple media outlets are reporting that Harper was eight months pregnant at the time of her arrest.
There’s no word on if the 15-year-old student is the father of Harper’s child.
According to Fox 5 in Denton, Texas, police began investigating the relationship between Harper and her student after they received an anonymous tip back in December.
The investigation revealed that Harper and the unnamed minor carried on a sexual relationship for nearly two months during the summer of 2016.
According to the local Star-Telegram newspaper, the Harper and the student met when she taught him seventh grade English at Tidwell Middle School.
Cell phone records show that they communicated 76 times the following summer, frequently sending explicit photos to one another.
When asked about his time with Harper, the boy reportedly cried and admitted to the relationship.
In an interview with Child Protective Services, the boy stated that he and Harper met at his home for the first time on June 1, 2016.
The pair allegedly consumed alcohol and engaged in sexual intercourse.
After being arrested last week, Harper has been released on $15,000 bond, and is currently awaiting trial.
She has been placed on administrative leave from Tidwell Middle School.
Bizarrely, this is the second such incident to take place in Texas in as many weeks.
On March 22, we reported on the arrest of Sarah Fowlkes (above), another 27-year-old Texas teacher who was arrested for having sex with a male teenage student.
Fowlkes story went viral due to the teacher’s baffling decision to falsh a toothy grin in her mug shot.
Disturbingly, in Harper’s case, there are sources coming forward with claims that they reported the situation to school officials as far back as September of 2016.
An affidavit tied to the case revealed that officials did receive those reports, but put the investigation on hold due to lack of evidence.
There is no word yet on when Harper will stand trial.