The husband of North Texas teacher accused in a student sex scandal says he’s standing by his wife.
Kennedale High School English teacher and basketball coach Brittni Colleps allegedly took part in several sexual encounters at her home with five male students, all who are at least 18 years old. She turned herself in to police on Monday and was charged with five counts of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student.
Now out on $125,000 bond, Colleps attended a press conference with her husband on Thursday. The couple entered the room hand in hand.
Christopher Colleps, a soldier stationed at Louisiana’s Fort Polk, basically had one point to make. He read a prepared statement and did not answer questions afterward.
“I hope you will not pass judgment on her because you don’t have all the facts or details according to this situation,” he said. “I want you to know I love my wife. I have loved my wife since I laid eyes on her 11 years ago. I have always supported my wife and will continue to support her through this entire ordeal.”
Colleps’ attorney said the couple has three small children and indicated they intend remain married.
Police are still investigating the case. Officers on Tuesday collected items from the couple’s home.
Colleps has neither admitted to nor denied the charges.
The case is just one of several recent cases of improper relationships between teachers and students, which is against the law in Texas.
On Wednesday night, Irving police arrested former MacArthur High School biology teacher April St. John Alexander. An 18-year-old male student reportedly told police he had a three-month relationship with her two years ago.
And Christian Michael Flores of North Garland High School is facing charges for both an improper relationship and indecency with a child by contact. Both charges involve a female under the age of 17, police said.
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