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Colleyville Heritage counselor placed on administrative leave

08/22/2012 11:14 PM

08/23/2012 3:57 PM

TROPHY CLUB -- The freshmen counselor at Colleyville Heritage High School has been placed on administrative leave while police investigate an allegation that he had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Kerry D. Jones, 50, of Trophy Club, also a member of the Northwest school board, declined to comment Wednesday.

Trophy Club police are investigating a complaint regarding a male student who attended Colleyville Heritage at the time of the allegation, which police Cmdr. Lee Delk said was made recently. No arrest has been made.

Megan Overman, Grapevine-Colleyville school district spokeswoman, said the district took disciplinary action against Jones on August 10.

"We put him on leave that same day we were notified by the police of the investigation," Overman said.

Jones was elected to the Northwest school board's Place 6 in 2011 and is in his second year of a three-year term.

Northwest school district spokeswoman Lesley Weaver issued a statement Wednesday saying that the district is concerned about the allegations and is "cooperating fully with law enforcement authorities and its investigation."

The statement said: "Northwest ISD is complying with laws pertaining to board service. As an elected school board member, he has the legal rights to continue service on the board during this time."

On a 2011 campaign website, Jones says that he worked as a counselor at Northwest High School for 17 years and launched the school district's soccer program in 1992.

The site says he holds a master's degree in education and counseling from the University of North Texas and has three grown sons.

Jessamy Brown, 817-390-7326

Twitter: @jessamybrown

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