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Investigations continue for Corrigan teachers

By Mystic Matthews

CORRIGAN, TX (KTRE) - A fourth grade teacher at Corrigan-Camden Elementary, Jennifer Hudspeth, is on paid administrative leave and has been since the middle of last week.

"She was an elementary school teacher and been in our district for quite a few years.  She went to high school here and the only district she's taught in, so she's been our district for a number of years," says Superintendent Tom Bowman. 

The accusations were for sending explicit text messages to other students.

"We take any allegation of this very seriously and it's very disappointing and disturbing.  But we take it seriously and cooperate any way we can. We've reported it to the State Board of Educators Certification and the Child Protective Service," says Bowman.

The Sheriff's Office says they are investigating the matter after a parent came forward, saying 15 and 16 year olds boys were getting the texts.

"Unfortunately it's one of these things we deal with these days. We take very seriously and it's disappointing but we have no tolerance for this sort of behavior," says Bowman.

Hudspeth has not been arrested or charged with a crime, but the lieutenant on the case expects it to wrap up by early next week.

"She's on paid administrative leave. If an arrest is made, at that point the arrangement would be changed."

Also in Corrigan, Coach Clay Dubose, who allegedly came to a game intoxicated has been relieved of some duties.

"He was a teacher/coach. We've taken his coaching assignment away. He's in the classroom doing fine."

The Junior High Principal resigned last month after allegations of viewing child pornography online at school.

"The employee has resigned and that's Ray Bostick and he was a Jr. High Principal for a number of years and at risk coordinator.  He has an investigation ongoing also," says Bowman.

However, Bowman promises despite these problems, Corrigan still has a number of dedicated teachers that continue giving students a positive place to learn.

A board member was also reprimanded for sending inappropriate emails to teachers.

Bowman assures us that behavior is not acceptable and will not be tolerated in the future.

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