MULESHOE, TX (KCBD) - A now former Muleshoe ISD coach and reading teacher was arrested and charged with unlawful restraint of a minor. According to law enforcement, 28-year-old Stephanie Lowery took a minor across state lines. The FBI is involved in the case and there could be more charges against her.
The Muleshoe ISD Superintendent said Lowery resigned on July 2, 2018. She was then arrested on August 3 and bonded out of jail on the same day. The statement from the superintendent says the employee may have engaged in conduct involving a student that violated the code of ethics and perhaps the state law. She was "immediately" placed on administrative leave and an internal investigation was initiated. He also says she is no longer employed with the district.
According to the Texas Educator Agency, her teaching license is currently under review, but is still valid at this time.
The Muleshoe ISD Superintendent, Dr. R.L. Richards released the following statement: