Kendall Lucas, a 25-year-old female softball coach at Taylor High School in Austin, Texas, has been charged after reportedly carrying on a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student over a two month period.
Lucas reportedly had ten sexual encounters with her 17-year-old pupil in March and May of 2016 while she was the head coach of the softball team at Taylor High School. Lucas is facing up to 20 years in jail due to charges of having an improper relationship between an educator and a student.
A probe into the alleged relationship began after the student told two of her classmates, who notified school officials. CBS Austin reported that Lucas turned herself into police and confessed to the relationship after the school became aware of the claims.
School principal Andrew Maddox said in a letter sent to parents he was “shocked and dismayed” at the “disturbing” claims. “Like you, we are all obviously shocked and dismayed by this allegation and will be working to support all of our students in coping with this distributing news,” he wrote.
Authorities do not know if Lucas had relationships with any other students.
Taylor Independent School District said in a statement: “We have been made aware of a possible inappropriate situation involving a high school student and an adult employee.
“Our administration responded immediately and an investigation involving the Taylor Police Department is in progress. The employee has been placed on administrative leave, and the district is cooperating fully with law enforcement authorities. Due to the ongoing police investigation into this matter, the district cannot comment further on this incident.”
Who Is Kendall Lucas?
Kendall Lucas is a 25-year-old softball coach at Taylor High School in Austin, Texas. She is believed to have engaged in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student in March and May of 2016. The school was notified of their relationship after the student told two of her friends, who alerted staff members. Lucas has been charged with an improper relationship between an educator and a student and is facing 20 years in jail.