Russell Lynn Berry, Center Point, Texas (arrested Nov 2018) [indecency with a child]

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  1. News Readers

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    Russell Lynn Berry, 36, 1st grade teacher at Center Point Elementary School, Center Point Independent School District, Center Point, Texas, "indecency with a child"

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    CPISD teacher arrested, charged with indecency with a child

    A Center Point Elementary School first grade teacher was placed on administrative leave and subsequently arrested and charged with Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact. Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer said his department was contacted by CPISD Superintendent Cody Newcomb requesting assistance in investigating a complaint against teacher Russell Lynn Berry, 36. “Our (KCSO) investigators conducted interviews with students who indicated inappropriate touching by Berry,” Hierholzer said. “Berry was also interviewed and confessed that he did, in fact, touch a student at CPISD in a sexual manner and that he had done so at a previous place of employment.” ...


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    Russell Lynn Berry, Center Point Elementary School, Center Point Independent School District, Center Point, Texas, Meadow Village Elementary School, Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, 1st grade
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    Teacher arrested for inappropriate sexual contact with student

    A teacher in the Center Point Independent School District was arrested on Wednesday after admitting he made inappropriate sexual contact with a student, according to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office. The San Antonio Police Department took into custody 36-year-old Russell Lynn Berry, a first-grade teacher who has been employed by CPISD since the 2017-18 school year. CPISD Superintendent Cody Newcomb contacted the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office and asked for assistance investigating complaints made against Berry, deputies said. Following an investigation, deputies said they gathered enough evidence to charge Berry with indecency with a child by sexual contact. The Sheriff's Office ...


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    Elementary school teacher arrested, accused of inappropriate conduct with student

    A 36-year-old elementary school teacher has been arrested after he confessed to touching a student in a sexual manner, according to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office. Russell Lynn Berry began working with Center Point ISD in 2017. He was previously employed with Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas where parents there were notified of his arrest, according to a Facebook post by Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer. Barry Perez, a spokesperson for Northside ISD, confirmed that Berry worked with NISD from August 2006 to June 2017 and worked at Meadow Village Elementary. CPISD placed Berry, a first-grade teacher, ...


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    From https://www.cpisd.net/218928_2:

    November 7, 2018
    To the Parents of:

    Center Point ISD Students
    Re: Employee Arrest

    Dear Parents:

    Today the San Antonio Police Department notified Center Point ISD that Mr. Russell Berry, a Center Point ISD Elementary School teacher, was arrested and charged with Indecency With a Child, which is a Second Degree Felony.

    Mr. Berry was placed on administrative leave effective November 1, 2018, immediately following an inquiry from a parent that school administrators recognized as suspicious behavior by Mr. Berry. Prior to his 2017 employment at Center Point ISD, Mr. Berry passed a Federal Bureau of Investigations criminal background check, which is part of our district’s hiring requirements. There were no other reports of potential misconduct or suspicious behavior prior to the inquiry we received on November 1.

    As soon as Mr. Berry was placed on administrative leave, the District initiated an investigation with the assistance of Center Point ISD’s Chief of Police, Jimmy Poole. Chief Poole reported all of the facts to relevant authorities, including Child Protective Services and the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office. Working together, these agencies diligently advanced an investigation that led to Mr. Berry’s arrest.

    If you have any questions or want to share any information related to Mr. Berry’s time in our schools, please contact my office, a campus administrator, or local law enforcement. You may also use the Crime Stoppers hotline at (830)896-8477 to anonymously make a report. Crime Stoppers and local law enforcement are valued partners of our District for protecting the safety and wellbeing of our students.

    On November 6, the District hosted a meeting for the parents of current and former students of Mr. Berry, which included informational reports from the investigators and school officials. The purpose of this meeting was to inform parents of the details of the investigation and also to make available resources that include a forensic interview for any parents who wish to have their student evaluated.

    I want to emphasize that the District encourages any questions or information. This incident is very troubling. Each and every day, the Center Point community and hundreds of families entrust our District with the care and education of their children. Each and every day, Center Point ISD teachers and staff members come to our schools, set an excellent example, and do the right things for our school District’s children.

    Sincerely,

    Cody Newcomb
    Superintendent
     
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    Center Point ISD teacher jailed on charge of indecency with a child

    A Center Point teacher has been jailed on a charge of indecency with a child. According to a statement from Center Point Independent School District, Russell Lynn Berry, 36, a Center Point Elementary School teacher, was arrested by the San Antonio Police Department at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The district initially placed Berry on administrative leave effective Nov. 1, following an inquiry from a parent. According to a news release issued by CPISD, the district then initiated an investigation with the assistance of Center Point ISD’s Chief of Police, Jimmy Poole. Poole then reported the information to relevant authorities, including Child ...


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    Texas first-grade teacher arrested after he admits fondling 2 girls, authorities say

    A first-grade teacher in South Texas was arrested Wednesday after he admitted sexually touching girls at two schools. Russell Lynn Berry, 36, faces a charge of indecency with a child with sexual contact, a second-degree felony. He was booked into the Bexar County Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Berry, a teacher at Center Point ISD, about 50 miles northwest of San Antonio, was placed on leave Nov. 1 after a parent notified administrators about "suspicious behavior," Superintendent Cody Newcomb wrote in a letter to parents. Newcomb contacted the Kerr County Sheriff's Department the next ...


    In a teacher profile page for Berry on the Center Point ISD website, which has since been removed, Berry wrote that he taught in San Antonio for 11 years before coming to Center Point. "Thank you for sharing your child with me," a letter to parents on Berry's page read. "It is a joy to partner with you in your child's education!"


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    New information released on accused teacher

    The Center Point Elementary School teacher who reportedly admitted to touching a student remains in the Adult Detention Center facility in Bexar County. Russell Lynn Berry, 36, has been charged with indecency with a child/sexual contact and is in jail on a $50,000 bond. He was arrested Wednesday in San Antonio while leaving a hospital on Floyd Curl Drive.


    According to an arrest report from the San Antonio Police Department, officers received information that a man was being released from the hospital who had an out-of-county warrant. Three officers waited by an exit, and Berry was arrested without incident and booked into the Bexar County jail. Center Point Independent School District placed Berry on administrative leave on Nov. 1 after an inquiry from a parent. The district then initiated an investigation with the assistance of Center Point ISD Chief of Police Jimmy Poole. Poole then reported the information to relevant authorities, including Child Protective Services and the Kerr County ...



    According to a statement released by the sheriff’s office, investigators allege Berry admitted touching a student at Center Point Independent School District in a sexual manner and said that he had done so at a previous place of employment.


    i.e. there is a victim at Meadow Village Elementary School in San Antonio as well.

    Berry, who lives in Boerne, worked at CPISD throughout the 2017-18 school year and during the start of the 2018-19 school year. He previously had been employed with the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio.


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    Teacher arrested for sexual contact has ties to San Antonio school

    We're learning more about the arrest of a CenterPoint ISD teacher accused of inappropriately touching children. He also taught at Meadow Village Elementary School on the west side. The Northside ISD police launching an investigation of their own to find out more about the tenure of Russell Lynn Berry, who Northside ISD Executive Director of Communications Barry Perez said, taught second grade at Meadow Village school for ten years,


    "This individual was employed from August of 2006 until June of 2017 when he submitted a letter of resignation." Perez said. One mother even had one of her children moved from his class for separate reasons. "I had already had issues with Mr. Berry because he was yelling at kids in the classroom you could hear him down the hallway." She said. While the police report states Berry admitted to a similar act at a previous place of employment, Perez said Berry kept a clean record during his time in town. "To our knowledge as a district no previous allegations ...


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