Thursday, February 21, 2008

Kylie Neighbors pleads guilty

Former Blanco teacher pleads guilty to having sex with student

Woman, 24, could face up to 30 days in jail and 10 years probation under plea bargain.

A former Blanco High School teacher pleaded guilty this month to having sex with a student.

Kylie Neighbors, 24, is accused of having sex with a male Blanco High School student on Halloween last year, according to court documents.

Reached at home Tuesday night, Neighbors declined to comment on the case.

Hays County prosecutors and police in San Marcos, where Neighbors lives, handled the case.

Under the terms of her plea bargain, Neighbors will be on probation for 10 years, pay a $1,500 fine, perform 250 hours of community service and surrender her teaching certificate.

Neighbors is set to be sentenced and have her plea bargain finalized in state District Court in Hays County on March 17. At that time, a judge could also sentence her to up to 30 days in jail as a condition of probation.

Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe declined to comment on the case.

The police detective investigating the matter did not return a call Tuesday.

Neighbors, a 2006 graduate of Texas State University-San Marcos, began teaching English and coaching volleyball at Blanco High in August, Blanco school district Superintendent Cliff Gardner said.

She has been on administrative leave since Nov. 30 and resigned effective Dec. 13, Gardner said.

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