January 08, 2009
Vanessa Zuniga - McCamey Teacher Arrested On Charges Of Having An Improper Relationship With Student
McCamey, Texas (The Weekly Vice) -- Vanessa Zuniga, a 34-year-old teacher at McCamey High School in McCamey Texas was arrested Wednesday on charges of having an improper relationship between educator and student.
Zuniga surrendered to Upton County Sheriff's deputies Monday after she was notified of a warrant for her arrest.
Although authorities have released few details about the case, Zuniga is being accused of having a relationship with an 18-year-old student who attends McCamey High School.
School officials report that Zuniga submitted a letter of resignation on December 30, before they were aware of any possible wrongdoing, according to district Superintendent Donna Wiley.
Zuniga was booked into the Upton County Jail on 2nd-degree felony charges of engaging in an improper relationship between educator and student. She was released after posting a $5,000 bond.
If convicted of the charge, she faces up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
The Weekly Vice
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