Irvin High School teacher resigns amid allegation of improper relationship with student

EL PASO, Texas - A theater teacher who taught at Irvin High School resigned Wednesday after an allegation she had an improper relationship with a student.

ABC-7 is not releasing her name because she has not been charged.

A spokeswoman for the El Paso Independent School District told ABC-7 someone tipped off the district on Tuesday and they immediately removed the teacher from the classroom.

The district won't release details on the alleged relationship, only that it involved a male student.

EPISD says they will report the teacher to the state board of educator certification and that the district's police also are investigating.

The teacher who resigned worked with Kids N Co. in 2012. Stella Gutierrez, the theater company's board president, said they have not discussed the allegation made against the teacher and added that there are safeguards in place to prevent anything inappropriate from happening.

"The way we're designed here at Kids N Co. , no one teacher is ever left alone with the kids," Gutierrez told ABC-7. "We always have adults around. The experiences we've had with (her) have been positive. We never experienced anything inappropriate with (her).

Gutierrez added that Kids N Co. hasn't had contact with the teacher since 2012.

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