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A Texas high school principal stands by her controversial decision to institute a campus dress code — for parents.

Carlotta Outley Brown, principal of James Madison High School in Houston, told Inside Edition that she feels it’s important for parents to set a good precedent for their children.

“I felt the need to enact the dress code because it was an educational environment, a place of learning,” said Brown. “When anyone walks in, we have impressionable children and we have to model what we want them to know and learn.”

The controversy first arose earlier this month, when Brown sent a letter to parents warning them that they would not be allowed inside the school if they were not dressed appropriately.

A teacher in Texas Edna Mabel Longoria, 39, has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old male student after investigators found bodily fluid in a classroom.

Longoria was charged last week with having an improper relationship with the student at Veterans’ Memorial High School in Mission.

The health science teacher turned herself in to police last Thursday after the student notified school administrators of their alleged sexual relationship that the student claims happened ‘multiple times’.

Kelsie Rochelle Koepke, a 25-year-old mother-of-one from Katy, was released on $15,000 bond on Wednesday after she was charged with felony counts of online solicitation of a minor and improper relationship with a student.

An investigation into Koepke was launched on February 28 after a student at Paetow High School in Katy saw an exchange on social media containing inappropriate content between the teacher and a 15-year-old classmate.

When police interviewed the 15-year-old boy, he said he first met Koepke at a school event in October 2017, and at that time the teacher gave him her Snapchat user name, ‘Momma K,’ so that they could communicate.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Koepka instructed the teen to not save any of their online exchanges.

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A Texas mother faces up to 20 years in prison for accusations she left her five children at home alone while she went on vacation ‘because she needed to get away with everything that was happening at home’.

Chrystal Walraven, 28, is accused of leaving her eldest, a 12-year-old boy with a child as young as 15 months – who authorities say appeared dead in her crib with a blanket over her mouth – when they entered the property that had an ‘overwhelming odor’ of feces and garbage.

Round Rock police have arrested a Round Rock woman accused of the abandonment of her five children, including leaving them in alone in a home left in disarray and littered with feces and garbage.

According to police, Chrystal Walraven, 28, left for Houston and left behind five children in a home — including an infant who investigators initially thought was dead. In a crib near the front, investigators found a 15-month-old lying alone and covered in a blanket. It was only until the child was rubbed by an officer that the baby girl took a breath and was confirmed as being alive.

The 10-year-old boy who answered the door for the officers led them through the squalorous home which is said to have had a smell of fecal matter and garbage pervading the air. Upstairs, officers discovered several knives out in the open and in easy access of the children.

Then, officers were greeted by two female children — ages 3 and 6 — who emerged from a bedroom. Both girls appeared to have not been bathed for a while. In the bedroom, officers found a soiled diaper in the closet and several soiled diapers in the upstairs bathroom.

Child Protective Services were immediately contacted for assistance.

Investigators were able to contact a father of one or more of the children. He said that Walraven had asked him to babysit while she was gone. He says he said he couldn’t and that she left anyway.

When authorities finally contacted Walraven in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where polic

Port Arthur, Tx – Video Shows body camera video of December 28th officer-involved shooting in which Port Arthur police officer fatally shoots Shayne Lyons,35, a Port Arthur citizen who was armed with a machete.

A video shows Lyons walking toward the officer, refusing to put down the weapon, despite repeated commands from the officer. The officer shoots Lyons eight times.

A high school science teacher from Texas has been arrested for allegedly performing a sex act with one of her students and exchanging racy photos and videos with the boy.

Jeana Wesson, 46, turned herself in on Thursday and was booked into the Denton City Jail on a charge of improper relationship between educator and student.

The investigation into Wesson got underway about a month ago, after the alleged victim, who is no longer enrolled in Guyer High School where she works, came forward to police accusing the educator of having an illicit relationship with him when he was 17 years old.

The victim told police Wesson sent inappropriate pictures and videos to him in 2017 and Wesson “performed a sexual act with him in her classroom,” according to a Denton police news release.

Earlier this week, police also executed a search warrant of the suspect’s home, at which point they decided they had enough evidence for an arrest.