Accused Teacher Angel Nicole McFarland
A teacher at Aldine Independent School District Davis High School is accused of improper contact with a child. Angel Nicole McFarland, a 25 year old substitute teacher is accused of sending explicit photographs and text messages to a 16 year old student.
Click2Houston reported the following.
According to court documents, the two arranged to meet and engaged in sexual contact several times at the teenager’s apartment complex. The alleged improper relationship came to light when the 16-year-old confided in another teacher at the school and showed the teacher the text messages and sexually explicit photographs he allegedly received from McFarland.
After the teenager had that conversation, that teacher reported it to the Aldine ISD police. After an investigation, they filed felony charges in the Harris County Texas District Attorney’s Office. When the police visited the teenager, it was reported that he lost control until he was informed that he was not in trouble.
Angel Nicole McFarland was a substitute teacher at two high schools in the Houston area. She worked at both Davis High School and Nimitz High School She worked between January 25, 2012 and November 1st, 2013 when she was fired on. Angel Nicole McFarland is not allowed to substitute teach in the Aldine Independent School district any longer. She surrendered to police on November 12th and posted a $10,000 bond.
Are today’s teachers more predatory on their students than in the past? Is it that more students are more willing to come forward? It was not long ago that Amanda Feenstra, a Texas Dance Teacher, was accused of having sex with a female student. This question needs to be answered. Teachers may need more explicit warnings about any engagement with students. This would likely prevent too many Angel Nicole McFarland cases.
Lewis Johnson says
I don’t know what is going on in Texas, or if things have changed so drastically. But, when I was in teacher training, the warnings were quite sufficient to warn us of drastic consequences to any and all dilly dallying. Granted, the warnings were directed toward the male of the species, while these recent incidents have females at their core. But we were not separated by gender for the subject, the guys were just glared at more intensely.
On a recent visit to South Carolina, a teacher friend informed me that, alone in a room with a student, they were not allowed to close the door. To my question of how one could speak to students in confidence, she said, “we don’t anymore.” Back in New Jersey, same story. So, a misunderstanding does not seem to explain.
This is a huge problem in Texas, I can’t speak for other states, I’m only going by what our new outlets show. This is happening way to often on a daily bases. There need to be stricter punishments imposed on these kind of predators. A strong message need to be sent out that we will not allow scumbags like this to sexually assault our youth.