Aldine, Texas: Yet another now former teacher has been arrested and charged with having a relationship with a student, this time Aldine Ninth Grade School in the Aldine Independent School District.
49-year-old Helen Page began working for the school district in August 2016 according to her LinkedIn page. She resigned on February 5 of this year after the district began investigating her, subsequently removing her from the school.
Page has been charged with one felony count of improper relationship with a student and has been released on bond. She is due back in court later this month.
According to documents seen by KTRK, a witness spoke with the school district on January 4, 2021, stating that Page had told her via text about a relationship with a 15-year-old student that had allegedly started the previous summer. According to the witness, Page said that the she and the student were in love and the boy had told his parents.
When investigators, whether with the district or law enforcement is not specified, spoke with Page, she is said to have admitted to the relationship saying, "this was a huge mistake and I didn't mean to do it."
The boy had been in her business class the previous school year and they would reportedly communicate through Snapchat, Instagram, email, text messages and phone calls.
Page has denied any physical contact with the boy and denied sending him any inappropriate images despite the fact that images were found on her cell phone during a forensic investigation of the device according to the District Attorney's Office.
Those images are what led to the charge against her.
The official statement from the Aldine ISD stated that "Aldine ISD does not condone or tolerate any employee who engages in inappropriate behavior. The safety and security of our students will continue to be of paramount importance to Aldine ISD."