Katy ISD teacher accused of sending nude photos to student
A Katy ISD teacher was fired from Paetow High School after she was accused of sending sexually explicit photos and videos of herself to a student using Snapchat, according to district officials.
Court records show that 25-year-old Kelsie Rochelle Koepke allegedly sent nude photos of herself to a 15-year-old male student at Paetow High School using Snapchat with the username of “Momma K.”
Koepke is being charged with improper relationship with a student, a second-degree felony, and solicitation of a minor, records show.
Paetow High School Principal Mindy Dickerson sent a letter out to parents advising them of the situation.
“The paraprofessional is expected to turn herself into authorities this afternoon,” Dickerson said in the letter. “The PHS administration was made aware of the issue through another student who noticed a conversation on social media regarding inappropriate content being shared among the staff member and a student.”
The district also said that they were unable to provide any additional information due to the investigation being ongoing.
“But please be assured that the district takes this allegation very seriously and is fully cooperating with law enforcement,” she said.
Katy ISD police began investigating Koepke on Feb. 28 after Paetow High School administrators came forward with the allegations against Koepke, records show. Koepke is said to have begun her inappropriate relationship with the minor last May, according to court records.
Koepke is accused of sending “nude images of her breasts and two videos of herself masturbating,” records show.
Koepke told investigators she thought she was sending the nude photos to someone else and not the student. When she found out she was sending the photos to a student, she didn’t delete him because she wanted “keep the peace,” records show.
Koepke, who lives in Katy, was released on a $15,000 bond.