LaShawn Simmons appears in court

HOUSTON – She’s not going to win teacher of the year anytime soon. LaShawn Simmons, the former Pasadena teacher, is accused of engaging in improper relationships with four of her Beverly Hills Intermediate School students.

“Today, the judge heard probable cause in all five case numbers and he assigned conditions of bond to the defendant,” said Shannon Davis with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Now, Simmons can’t have contact with the complainants, or with anyone 17-years old and younger. She also can’t come within a mile of any Pasadena ISD school, nor can she have access to a computer or the internet.

While both sides get ready for trial, authorities urge other possible victims to come forward.

“Also, to any of you kids out there that this may have happened to you: if you don’t feel like to talking to your folks right away, if you’re in Pasadena, give detective Morris a call,” said Davis.

So what’s next for Simmons? She has a court date scheduled for April fool’s day. How fitting.

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