Guilty! Bethea Merritt, Paris, Texas (arrested Aug 2013)

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  1. TMP

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    Bethea Merritt, 40, teachers aide at Paris Alternative School for Success, Paris ISD, Paris, Texas, "allegations of a sexual relationship with a student"

    Previously worked as:
    KTEN: Paris Teacher Arrested For Improper Relationship (Aug 12 2013)

    40 year-old Bethea Merritt was arrested last Friday on a warrant handed down by a Lamar County grand jury ... The charges stem from an incident that happened on June 3rd where police say Merrit showed up at the students house intoxicated. Allegations were brought before the Paris school board and they called police.

    Bethea Merritt, Paris, Texas, Paris ISD, Goodman Learning Center, Cecil Everett Elementary School, North Lamar ISD, Paris Alternative School for Success
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    Blogger: Bethea Merritt

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    About me​

    Gender Female
    Industry Education
    Location Paris, Texas, United States
    Introduction I am an assistant at North Lamar School District and have been there for 10 years. I work in the Learning Center (TLC) with children with special needs and beilive with all my heart that all children can learn and succeed in some area in their lives. My hope is to make a difference in the life of all children that I am offered the opportuity to be around. And to instill in each child a confidence within themselves to learn and grow.
    Interests I enjoy spending time with my family, and working with the children at my school. I also enjoy running and have competed in several runs around Paris, Cooper, Caddo Mills, and Dallas Whiterock
    Favorite Movies Pretty Woman, Sweet Home Alabama, The Lake House, Steel Magnolias
    Favorite Music I listen to all kinds of music. I like country, more the old country than the new. I have a teenager so I listen to alot of her music too.
    Favorite Books Running With Scissors, Look Me In The Eyes, A Million Little Pieces

    Introductory post:

    Hi my name is Bethea Merritt!!! I am a senior at Texas A&M Commerce. I will be graduating with a deree in all level special education. I have a wonderful husband, Jake, and two beautiful daughters. JoBeth, 14 years old and Grace Ann, 10 years old. We live in Paris,Texas. We have a beautiful home with a swimming pool.

    Today, I am claening [sic] house!!! AUGH. And tonight my parents are coming to visit and take us out to eat. I am looking forward to their visit.​
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    E-Paris Extra: Teacher’s aide at Paris alternative school alleged to have had sex with student (Aug 13 2013)

    Bethea Burchett Williams Merritt, 40, who worked at the Paris alternative school, was arrested on Friday after a grand jury issued a sealed indictment alleging she showed up drunk at a student’s house and had sex with a student. The arrest warrant was based upon a complaint in early June alleging improper relations between an educator and a student – a second-degree felony complaint filed in Sixth State District Court. The 5-foot-9, 129-pound Merritt was booked into the Lamar County Jail at 4:20 p.m. on Friday and was released 14 minutes later after making the $15,000 bond.
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    KXII: Former Paris ISD employee arrested for sex allegations (Aug 12 2013)

    Bethea Merritt, 40, was arrested Friday and charged with improper relationship between an educator and a student. Merritt is accused of showing up at a students home, in May, intoxicated. Other allegations accuse Merritt of also having sexual relations with a student.
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  6. Knippy

    Knippy Super Major Contributor

    March 28, 2014
    A former Paris Independent School District teacher’s assistant entered a guilty plea today to a felony charge of improper relationship between educator and student, according to court documents.
    Lamar County Court-at-Law Judge Bill Harris gave Bethea Merritt, 41 of Paris, four years probation and adjudicated the sentence. If she completes probation successfully her record will not reflect a conviction. If her probation is terminated, she will be sent to prison to complete the sentence.
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    Thanks for the update!