Teacher Arrested After Attending After-Prom Party

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(Freeport, TX) A high school teacher will not ever return as a teacher at a Texas school.

The district fired her for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with one of her male students.

Nikki Scherwitz taught 10th grade English at a school in Freeport, which is south of Houston.

Police said the 25-year-old had been exchanging explicit text messages and sleeping with the student for about two weeks leading up to prom night. The relationship was revealed when police said she attended a private after-prom house party.

Scherwitz was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between an educator and a student. She is out of jail on a $50,000 bond.