The local story broke on Friday, and then we went into the weekend. This news has “morning talk show” written all over it. I would expect it will covered by Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, The Today Show etc on Monday.
That is a more serious crime than it sounds. Here is the description of the crime in the Texas Penal Code
§ 21.12. IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATOR AND STUDENT.
(a) An employee of a public or private primary or secondary school commits an offense if the employee engages in sexual contact, sexual intercourse, or deviate sexual intercourse with a person who is enrolled in a public or private primary or secondary school at which the employee works and who is not the employee’s spouse.
(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.
The punishment for a second degree felony in Texas is significant
§ 12.33. SECOND DEGREE FELONY PUNISHMENT.
(a) An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the institutional division for any term of not more than 20 years or less than 2 years.
(b) In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.