A high school teacher from Navasota, Texas has been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with one of her students and was arrested on Monday, January 14.
Jennifer Drushel, 30, was arrested for allegedly having an improper relationship with a high school student. She is now charged with an Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student, which is a second-degree Felony according to KAGS. If convicted, Drushel could face up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Navasota Examiner reported that the school district officials received anonymous information Thursday, January 10 that Drushel had allegedly been involved supplying alcohol to minors and drinking with them.
Navasota ISD Superintendent Dr. Stu Musick said in a statement on Monday that the investigation “lead to information regarding the improper exchange of electronic communications between the teacher and the student. Further information leads to evidence of an improper relationship.”
Navasota Police Chief Shawn Myatt stated that NISD contacted the department in reference to a possible student/ teacher relationship at the high school Friday, January 11.
“Officers investigated the allegation and interviewed the parties involved,” Myatt said. “Sufficient evidence was gathered and an arrest warrant was issued January 14.”
According to the school district, the 30-year-old teacher had at least one encounter with the student at an off-campus location.
Musick told the station KAGS the victim was not a minor.
“No matter the age of the student, a teacher or staff member, as an adult, is held to a higher standard of accountability by both the law and the Educator Code of Ethics,” Musick said. “We will continue to work with the investigation of the Navasota Police Department and continued that investigation on our end, as well.”
Drushel has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and wouldn’t be allowed to return to any campus.
Who Is Jennifer Drushel?
Drushel, 30, of College Station, is a high school teacher at Navasota High School in Texas. She has been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with one of her students and is facing a second-degree felony charge.
Drushel’s staff profile has been wiped from the school district’s website, but an archived page shows she was a Forensic Science and Environmental Science Teacher and the school’s Color-guard Director.