Meridian High School Principal Kelly Parker, who spent the night in the Bosque County Jail after he was arrested Tuesday on an improper relationship between educator and student charge, was released Wednesday after posting $25,000 bond.
Parker, who, according to an arrest affidavit, sent more than 80 text messages to a 17-year-old girl, was arrested around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at the high school.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Parker allegedly sent 81 text messages to the high school senior, including messages describing his genitals.
According to the affidavit, one of the messages stated, "its been a long time since had a principal student relationship."
The victim, who is referred to as Jane Doe throughout the affidavit, told police that Parker offered her money in exchange for "kisses," "hugs," and "sex."
The affidavit states Jane Doe told police that she used to babysit for Parker, and he would tell her dirty jokes, buy her things, and give her cash.
She said he even bought the cell phone for her that he was using to text her.
According to the affidavit, Parker allegedly called Jane Doe as she was meeting with police.
It also states that Jane Doe told police she did not want a sexual relationship with Parker, telling police she told him on a number of times she wasn't interested, but that he persisted texting her.
Meridian School Board President Marie Garland and Meridian ISD Superintendent Dr. Eli Casey told News 10 they planned to meet with the school district's attorney first thing Wednesday morning.
Parker faces an improper relationship between educator and student charge, which is a 2nd degree felony.
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