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Texas Teacher Caught In Bed With Teen Student

Brother, 12, saw sibling under sheets with educator


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Houston Teacher Sex

FEBRUARY 24--The latest school teacher to get arrested for having sex with one of her underage male students was nabbed after the boy’s younger brother discovered the educator in bed with his sibling, according to police.

Kathryn Murray, 28, was arrested yesterday for sexual assault of a child and booked into the Harris County jail, where she is being held in lieu of $250,000 bond. Pictured in the mug shot at right, Murray taught eighth grade at Memorial Middle School before recently being fired.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed yesterday in District Court, a 15-year-old student invited Murray to his home on February 11 while his parents were away. The teen asked his 12-year-old brother if it would be okay for “Mrs. Murray” to stop by after 11 PM, investigators reported.

Shortly before midnight, the younger boy told cops, he went into his brother’s bedroom and “observed a tan bra and a used condom on the floor.” He also spotted his brother in bed “and the outline of another person under the covers and completely covered by the bedding.”

At this point, the older boy decided to make some impromptu introductions, according to the affidavit.

“Mrs. Murray, say hi to [younger brother’s name].” The woman replied “Hola,” recalled the boy, who told police that he recognized the woman’s voice as that of “Mrs. Murray, a Memorial Middle School Language Arts teacher.”

The younger brother said that when Murray left the residence at 12:30 AM, she called out to him, “Adios.”

When interviewed by investigators, the older boy said that he “was in love with the defendant and he had kissed her.” The boy admitted having sex with Murray in his bedroom on February 11, saying that he was “wearing his pajamas and…pulled up the skirt” that Murray was wearing.

The teen’s family has secured a restraining order barring Murray from having any contact with the 15-year-old boy. She is also not allowed to go near Memorial Middle School, where she taught for three years. The above photo of Murray had been on the school’s web site prior to her dismissal.

Over the past few months, Murray has started three blogs, two of which were related to class assignments. Her third blog, a personal account, only has a few posts and uses a Socrates quote ("I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance") as its title. (2 pages)