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Former Temple ISD teacher sentenced to 7 years probation following improper relationship

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 17:11:31-05

TEMPLE, TX — A former Temple ISD teacher has been sentenced to seven years probation following an improper relationship with students.

In April 2019, 35-year-old Seanna Williams, also known as Seanna Roysden, was indicted after a report of a potential improper relationship between a teacher and students at Temple High School.

She was sentenced Tuesday to seven years deferred adjudication probation.

According to the Bell County District Attorney, the plea agreement was reached with input from the victims, who are both now adults, and their families. By doing so, the District Attorney says it prevents undue attention to the victims that would not be in their best interests.

Roysden will surrender her teaching certificate and will be subject to all regular terms and conditions of probation.

Back in April, Temple ISD said they accepted the resignation of the employee effective immediately and, as required by law, notified the State Board for Educator Certification of the situation.

They also filed a report with the Texas Education Agency staff.

“Simply put, Temple ISD has no tolerance for educator misconduct,” said Bobby Ott, Superintendent of Temple ISD. “Student safety is job one. I want to commend the staff for a swift and thorough investigative process.”