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A North Texas school teacher named Misty Lorene Cato was arrested on Friday for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a male student when he was 15 years old.
Misty Lorene Cato of Springtown, was arrested and charged with a second-degree inappropriate relationship between instructor and student, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office. The sum of her bond is $100,000.
She is 43 years old and the male student is 15 years old.
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Cato was a fifth-grade math teacher at Springtown Intermediate School before the charges, and she was put on administrative leave as a result.
The alleged relationship started when the student was enrolled in Azle ISD and lasted several years in Parker and Tarrant counties, according to the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office said in an interview with Cato that she confessed to having sexual contact with the student despite believing he was a minor and that she was caught on tape claiming she had been in love with him for four years.
Authorities in Parker and Tarrant counties are still looking into the case since the alleged events happened in both jurisdictions.
Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier said, “It is a shame any time we have to investigate these type of cases,”
“It is imperative that our children attend school in a safe environment. Educators play a vital role in that safe environment and have a duty to protect our children. The student in this case has been offered counseling at the Parker County Children’s Advocacy Center where his healing can begin.”