A teacher's aide is facing serious charges for having a sexual relationship with a student at Magnolia West High School.
Krystal Bernard was arrested on campus earlier this week.
She joins a growing list of educators from Montgomery County in legal trouble for crossing the appropriate boundaries with students.
It was unusually quiet on the Magnolia West High School campus. No classes were held Friday.
Maybe appropriately silent as a suspicious cloud surrounding 22-year-old Krystal Bernard a pecial needs teacher's aide hangs overhead.
The District Attorney's office said she was arrested on campus Tuesday, accused of having an improper relationship with a 17-year-old student.
A relationship that Richard Ramirez, a clinical social worker and psycho therapist at Tomball Regional Hospital, said can have lasting effects on the young victim.
"For a minor at age 17 to be seen as attractive to an adult particularly to someone that's supposed to be a role model and they see there's interest there from a personal to a sexual interest," Ramirez said "that just creates a false sense of security which can lead to going down the wrong path."
This child isn't the first to be preyed on by teachers.
Last month, two Conroe I.S.D. teachers were busted for soliciting sex from under-aged girls online.
Thomas Vickers was also a Special Ed teacher at Peet Junior High and Michael Crawley was a social studies teacher at Moorehead Junior High.
Charges against them are still pending.
In August, Conroe High School's former athletic director, Matthew Katri plead guilty to having an improper relationship with a student.
That's why now more than ever before, Ramirez said, it's important for parents to be more aware of what their children are doing on a day to day basis focusing, he said on the exchange of information between teacher and student.
"What parents need to do is be very much aware of how much time is my child spending with this particular person, are they always texting, emailing each other etc.," he said.
At this point, it's not clear if the student was in Bernard's class or not.
School was closed Friday and none of our calls to the district were returned.
If charged, Bernard faces two to 20 years in prison.
She is on administrative leave while the investigation continues.