A North Texas teacher has been accused of having a relationship with an 18-year-old male student.
Forensic science teacher Rachelle Nicole Heenan, 34, was arrested at her home in Haslet on July 5 after being accused of an inappropriate relationship with one of her students.
According to police, the relationship took place between Feb. 24 and May 18 of this year. While the student is listed as 18 on the police report, the age of the student at the time of the relationship is unclear. Regardless, teachers are forbidden to have sexual relationships with their students, even if the student is an adult.
A school resource officer learned of the allegation and informed the superintendent of the EMISD. The allegation was reported to the Fort Worth Police Department on May 25.
Heenan is a teacher at the Hollenstein Career and Technology Center in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District. Her bio on the district website indicates she taught Pre-AP and AP Biology at Boswell High School for 8 years before moving to Hollenstein. It also indicates she has been married for 10 years and has two children.
The charge is a violation of Sec. 21.12 of the Texas Penal Code and is a second-degree felony.