Northwest school board member accused of improper relationship with student

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A school board member from Trophy Club and school counselor at Colleyville Heritage High School has been indicted on four counts of improper relationship between an educator and a student, officials said.

Kerry Jones, 50, was indicted on four counts involving a male student at CHHS, said Commander Lee Delk, spokesman for the Trophy Club Police Department, on Thursday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for the Denton County district attorney's office said staffers do not discuss indictments until after the arrest of the person indicted.

Delk said an arrest warrant is imminent.

Colleyville Heritage Principle Joe Harrington, in a letter to parents on Thursday, said Jones was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 10, 2012, "pending the results of a police investigation."

Harrington said school officials learned of the indictments Thursday afternoon.

"Police have confirmed the alleged misconduct did not occur on school peroperty and that no other students related to CHHS are involved," Harrington wrote in his letter.

He also noted that federal privacy laws prevented him from discussing details about the allegations.

Delk, however, said the alleged incidents happened at Jones' home between April 2010 and March 2011. He said the student was legally an adult but enrolled at CHHS when the incidents are alleged to have occurred.

Jones was elected to the Northwest Independant School District's board of trustees in May 2011 and his term is scheduled to end in May 2014.

The Northwest ISD also issued a news release stating that officials "condemn any actions that would cause harm to a child."

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Bill Miller, 817-390-7684

Twitter, @Bill_MillerST

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