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Two SSISD Employees Arrested for Abuse of Student

May 10, 2024 – Press Release From Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office

The Sulphur Springs Independent School District Police Department, in collaboration with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, is actively involved in an investigation. The Sulphur Springs ISD administration and Police Department were alerted to an unlawful restraint incident involving a student. Over the past two days, the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and Sulphur Springs ISD Police Department have been working tirelessly on this investigation, reaffirming their steadfast commitment to the safety and well-being of our community, our schools, and our youth.

Based on the investigation, two Sulphur Springs Independent School District Employees were arrested for unlawful restraint. On May 10, 2024, Marcie Stewart and Kristy Williams were both booked into the Hopkins County Jail for unlawful restraint, a state jail felony offense. The Investigation is ongoing, and other arrests are likely. We would like to thank the educators and staff who came forward to report suspicious and concerning acts, which launched this investigation. Their actions directly impacted our ability to protect the youth in our community and schools.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone who witnesses suspicious or concerning acts to report them to law enforcement. It takes the entire community to ensure Hopkins County remains a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. For professionals, especially those working with children, we remind you that the State of Texas mandates that you report abused or neglected children. As a professional, if you fail to report such information, it is a crime.

A press release from Dr. Deana Steeber, SSISD Superintendent was also received by KSST News.

Author: Chad Young

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