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Former english teacher arrested for sexual abuse of a sixth grade student that spanned over 3 years

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In what seems to be a recurring theme akin to the film “Groundhog Day,” a millennial female teacher has been charged with fiddling around with underage boys- again.

Former English Teacher Marka Bodine, 31, was arrested on Saturday for the repeated sexual abuse of a student, spanning over three years.

The unnamed student was in the sixth grade when the abuse began, 

Bodine was arrested on Saturday on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14. 

If convicted,  Bodine would face a minimum of 25 years without parole. 

Marka Bodine (Tomball Police Department)

Interestingly, the investigation into Bodine’s misconduct only began last Monday, and was initiated after the student notified the authorities. 

“It was definitely a cry out for help. He had reached out to a school, and he reached out to the police department as well, so I think he just became overwhelmed with it and reached out to us,” said Tomball Police Chief Jeff Bert.

According to Fox 26, the Tomball Independent School District released the following statement on the matter:

“Tomball ISD is aware of an allegation of an inappropriate relationship isolated between a teacher and a former student who does not currently attend Tomball ISD schools.

Once notified of the allegation, the district immediately began an administrative investigation. The employee was then placed on administrative leave, resigned, and is no longer employed with Tomball ISD.

The Tomball Police Department along with Children’s Protective Services were notified immediately and are conducting independent investigations. Any and all employee misconduct allegations are taken seriously and are investigated thoroughly and promptly.

The safety of our students in Tomball ISD is our number one priority and any substantiated allegations of employee misconduct will not be tolerated.  The district will be providing the appropriate social-emotional support to students and staff; we ask that the media and public respect the safety and privacy of the campus community.”

Bodine, who was sent to the Harris County Jail, posted a bond set at $100,000.

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