Rebecca Goerdel, 28 years old, is a special education teacher at an Texas all-boys school called the Young Men’s Leadership Academy, which is only a middle school. Goerdel had a sexual relationship with a juvenile.
Luckily, as soon as the school suspected potential impropriety, they placed her immediately on leave, dismissing her officially on March 10th, and contacting the authorities. Law enforcement immediately investigated into the matter and arrested her. The Superintendent, Susan Hull, was outraged by Goerdel’s actions, reiterating that this is a breach in trust between parents and teachers as well as students and teachers. There is nothing more important that student’s going to school and being safe from harassment, particularly from those are meant to protect them.
Three days after Harper’s arrest, Grand Prairie police took into custody Rebecca Goerdel, a special education teacher at the all-boys Young Men’s Leadership Academy at the Kennedy Middle School. This follows accusations she had a sexual relationship with a juvenile, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Grand Prairie ISD officials learned of the “potential impropriety” after school dismissal on March 10. They placed Goerdel, 28, on leave immediately. Local law enforcement launched a probe, leading to her arrest. On March 24, Grand Prairie ISD posted a statement on Facebook. Superintendent Susan Hull said “this kind of conduct is outrageous and will not be tolerated.” She added: “The teacher-student relationship is sacred. It reflects a vow from teachers to parents that their children are safe – as safe as they would be at home. When a teacher in Grand Prairie ISD breaks that vow, he or she will be dealt with quickly and aggressively. I encourage law enforcement to pursue all available action.”