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November 19, 2010

Perrin-Whitt teacher allegedly had sexual relationships with students

Arrest warrant issued for woman who is a former Mineral Wells ISD educator.

PERRIN — Accused of having an improper sexual relationship with more than one male student, a former Perrin-Whitt Consolidated ISD teacher has had a warrant issued for her arrest.  

Kimme A. Woolf, 29, of Mineral Wells, has been charged with two counts of improper relationship between a teacher and student and one count of sexual assault of a child under 17 years old, according to Assistant District Attorney Jay Lapham of the 271st Judicial District in Jack County.  

Both charges are second-degree felonies. The improper relationship charge bans any sexual relationship between a public school teacher and student.

Lapham said they have been in contact with Woolf’s attorney and she has until 5 p.m. Friday to turn herself in on the warrant.

Lapham declined to say how many students are allegedly involved because the investigation is ongoing. The Jack County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an ongoing Child Protective Services investigation in  October and requested assistance from the district attorney’s office based on the outcome of the CPS investigation.  

A message left for Woolf’s attorney, Bob Glasgow, was not returned Thursday afternoon.  

According to PWCISD Superintendent John Kuhn, Woolf worked as a math teacher at the high school between August 2006 and Oct. 26.  

Woolf’s teacher education certificate notes she is under review by the State Board for Educator Certification Professional Discipline Unit.

Woolf, a graduate of Mineral Wells High School and Tarleton State University, worked as a math teacher for Mineral Wells ISD during the 2005-06 school year before resigning and joining PWCISD.  

“When she was employed [at MWISD] we had no documented information that would have kept her from being re-employed,” Assistant Superintendent Linda Porter-Bradford said when asked if she was eligible for rehire when she left.  

Granbury ISD confirmed Woolf worked as a math teacher for the district during the spring semester of 2005 and was eligible for rehire when she left.

Index staff writer Christin Coyne can be reached at (940) 325-4465, ext. 3428, or ccoyne@mineralwellsindex.com.

 

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