Rusk ISD school nurse charged

Rebecca Diann Turlington Blankinship.
Rebecca Diann Turlington Blankinship.

RUSK, TX (KTRE) - A school nurse in Rusk has been arrested and charged on second degree felony counts of sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between an educator and student.

Rebecca Diann Turlington Blankinship was arrested earlier this week, after an incident was reported to the Rusk superintendent.  Blankinship was released after posting two 25-thousand dollars bonds.

She was in her first year with Rusk Independent School District, and is also a graduate of Rusk High School.

Authorities say Blankinship engaged in an improper relationship with a female Rusk High School student.  Blankinship resigned last Friday.