A teacher’s aide no longer works with North Lamar ISD after being charged with three felony counts of injury of a child/elderly/disable with intent of bodily injury.
Previously an instructional aide at Parker Elementary School, April Farmer was arrested on the three felony charges on Oct. 26. According to jail records, the offense date was Oct. 13, 2022.
Superintendent Kelli Stewart said Farmer was immediately suspended following reports of misconduct. NLISD’s police department was notified and the investigation began.
“This employee was fired as soon as I confirmed the allegations of misconduct. I assure all parents that North Lamar ISD prioritizes the safety of our students above all else,” said Stewart. “NLISD has zero tolerance for any behavior that threatens the safety of any child.”
Stewart said the district is cooperating fully with all agencies involved.
According to a press release from the district, Child’s Protective Services, State Board for Educator Certification and the Lamar County’s DA office was notified.
Steward said as soon as allegations of misconduct was confirmed, Farmer was fired. Farmer was released on $30,000 in bonds.