Texas Teacher Faces Jail Time for Sleeping with 5 Students
Brittni Nicole Colleps was a teacher at Kennedale High School in Texas. Colleps is a mother of three and her husband is in the military. She seemed like your normal high school English teacher until reports that she had sex with five of her students.
It all began on April 20 when Colleps and her 18-year old student began sending explicit text messages. Six days later, the student came over to Colleps’ home and the two had sex. This set of a series of events that led to Colleps becoming sexually involved with four other students and even videotaping one of the encounters. All of the students were over 18-years of age, but it is still a second-degree felony offense for a teacher to have any type of sexual relationship with his/her students. Colleps was arrested on May 16, 2011; she was released later after posting the $125,000 bail.
One of the students that Colleps slept with said he and the other students had sex with her on “multiple occasions,” and that he had spent the night with her at her home at least once. One time, all five of the students were in the same room with Colleps while the sexual activities were going on. One of the students videotaped the acts on his cell phone; the video is being used as evidence against Colleps.
Colleps had informed her administrators in March 2011 that she did not plan on returning to teach the next year. However, she was not being investigated at this time so it is unclear why she had decided to step down from her position. After learning about the affairs, the school district officials notified parents about the issue, specifying that the acts did not take place on the school’s campus.
Colleps is now facing five second-degree felony charges, each of which carry a maximum jail sentence of 20 years and fines of up to $10,000.
Via The Star Telegram