Casarah Leeanne Velez

Casarah Leeanne Velez

CAMERON — A former substitute teacher at Buckholts High School is now charged with an improper relationship between educator and student.

Casarah Leeanne Velez, 29, of Buckholts was in the Bell County Jail Thursday on a Milam County Sheriff’s Office warrant. Her bail was set at $75,000 for the second-degree felony charge.

A probable cause affidavit outlined what reportedly led to the warrant and Velez’s arrest.

Velez allegedly met a Buckholts High School senior in 2016 and became friends with him. They talked on Snapchat and through texts, and Velez reportedly made “sexual advances” to the victim through messages. She convinced him to ride around with her in her vehicle, the affidavit said.

Sometime in May 2016, Velez stopped the vehicle on a dark Milam County road, climbed into the backseat and talked the student into getting back there with her. The two reportedly had sex in her vehicle twice.

Velez reportedly admitted she knew what she did was wrong because she was a substitute teacher and the victim was a student, according to the affidavit.

Buckholts Superintendent Nancy Sandlin said Thursday, “I was not the superintendent at the time this incident occurred. It’s an ongoing investigation, and I don’t have any comment.”

The warrant was issued Wednesday by Milam County Justice of the Peace Greg Hoelscher and Velez was arrested Thursday.

Staff writer Mariel Williams contributed to this report.