Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District police arrested Morales Junior High School nurse Victoria Placencia, 24, for allegedly engaging in inappropriate behavior with a Uvalde High School student.
Placencia, a registered nurse who resides at 604 E. Pecos St., was booked into the Uvalde County Jail at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday. Her charge, according to the jail booking report, is for sale, distribution or display of harmful material to a minor.
UCISD communications director Anne Marie Espinoza said a student reported inappropriate behavior between Placencia and another student.
UCISD police investigated the complaint and, following interviews, Placencia was placed on administrative leave.
“Effective today, Wednesday Feb. 20, the employee is no longer employed by the district,” Espinoza said.
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The incident is still under investigation by district police.
“We take any report involving the safety and well-being of our students seriously and are extremely grateful for the student who came forward to report the concern,” said Hal Harrell, UCISD superintendent. “We want our students to know how important it is to inform administrators when behaviors of other don’t seem right or when something is happening that others know shouldn’t be taking place.”
“Behaviors like those alleged in this situation will not be tolerated in Uvalde CISD. They do not represent our dedicated, caring faculty and staff who serve our students each and every day,” Harrell added.