Former New Caney ISD teacher, coach charged with improper relationship involving student, district confirms

NEW CANEY, Texas – A teacher from the New Caney Independent School District has resigned after she was recently charged for having improper relationship with a student.

According to the district, New Caney ISD Police issued an arrest warrant against the teacher, Samantha Cummings, on Friday, Jan. 13.

Cummings was originally placed on administrative leave and later resigned from her position as a culinary arts teacher. She also coached volleyball and track.

The district released the following statement regarding the incident:

“New Caney ISD Police executed an arrest warrant on former New Caney ISD teacher Samantha Cummings Friday, Jan. 13. Ms. Cummings, who was charged with improper relationship between educator and student, resigned after being placed on administrative leave pending investigation after the district received a report of alleged misconduct. Ms. Cummings was in her first year of employment with the district and taught culinary arts and coached volleyball and track. Student safety is a top priority for New Caney ISD, and the district will always take immediate and appropriate action to protect the safety of students and staff. The district cannot comment further as this is an active investigation.”

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