Alleged Reckless Behavior Sends Corrigan I.S.D. Into Damage Control, CORRIGAN, October 19, 2008 - Allegations of staff members involved in child pornography, inappropriate advances to students, and intoxication at a school function has Corrigan-Camden Independent School District in full damage control mode as investigations are underway of two staff members while a third staff member has been "re-assigned".
Fourth Grade teacher Jennifer Ann Hudspeth with Corrigan Elementary is on paid administrative leave for alleged inappropriate conduct with male students. Male students between the ages of 15 - 16 years of age who've allegedly received sexually explicit text messages and nude photos from Hudspeth have been interviewed by the Polk County District Attorney's Office and Sheriff's Investigator, Lieutenant Craig Finegan. Notebook computers and cell phones have been confiscated and are being investigated by the Lufkin Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit. Hudspeth has also been interviewed by Finegan and Mark Jones with the District Attorney's Office in reference to the misconduct. At time of press, no charges have been filed.
Junior High Principal Ray Bostick resigned following accusations of viewing child pornography on his computer which is property of the school district. According to Corrigan Police Chief, Mike Farrar, an accusation has been made in reference to viewing the child pornography and investigation is underway. Bostick's computer has been seized and is at the computer forensics lab with results pending.
Athletics coach Clay Dubose has been relieved of coaching duties for allegedly showing up for a game while intoxicated, however, Dubose will continue working as a classroom teacher.
Corrigan-Camden ISD Administrators are attempting to reassure parents that school facilities are safe for their children that classes can carry on as usual.
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