Warrant reveals details after Hale Center teacher arrested, charged with improper relationship with student
HALE CENTER, Texas (KCBD) - The Hale County Sheriff’s Office reports a Hale Center teacher has been arrested and is facing charges for an improper relationship between an educator and a student.
Amy Gilly, 46, was arrested on Dec. 20, 2022, and booked into the Hale County Jail. Her bond has been set at $20,000.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Hale Center ISD Superintendent Steven Pyburn reported the alleged improper relationship to the County School Resource Officer.
The incident was investigated by the Hale Center Police Department and the Hale County Sheriff’s Office.
A warrant was obtained on Dec. 20.
**GRAPHIC WARNING** Some of the following details may be difficult for some readers.
According to the arrest warrant, Gilly is accused of engaging in sexual contact by causing a 15-year-old male to touch her breast.
The warrant shows on Dec. 16, 2022, a Hale Center police sergeant was dispatched to the Hale Center ISD business office about an incident involving an improper relationship between an educator and a student.
The teen told the officer that he and Gilly had been texting each other. The Sergeant reviewed the text thread dating back to November 2022. The warrant states the texts contained language indicating a relationship.
The teen told the Sergeant that Gilly picked him up behind the Baptist church in Hale Center, they drove to East 1st Street and parked on the side of the tracks. The teen said they began kissing and Gilly took her shirt and bra off. Then Gilly touched the teen’s genitals on the outside of his clothing. He told the Sergeant they were supposed to meet again on Dec. 16.
The Sergeant spoke to Gilly and she said she gave the teen a ride home and the teen tried to grab her breast and the teen put her hand on his penis outside of his clothing. She said she did have feelings for the teen and knew it was wrong.
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