Texas School Principal's Secretary Accused of Performing Sexual Acts on Student in Her Office During Lunch Break

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A secretary for the assistant principal at Sharyland High School was arrested after allegedly performing sexual acts on a student, documents show.

Samantha Lee Carranza was arrested on charges of sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between an educator and student, according to Hidalgo County Jail records.

Alleged Assault Took Place When Student Asked Carranza for a Phone Charger

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by Valley Central, on Sept. 1, an officer was informed that a 16-year-old student wanted to file a police report. The officer escorted the student to the main building, with the student saying he did not want to be seen by a "teacher" who was in the assistant principal's office, according to the affidavit.

The student told the officer said that on Aug. 31, during lunch period, he went to the assistant principal's office to borrow a cell phone charger. There he asked the assistant principal's secretary, identified as Carranza, to which she said yes.

He asked her if he could take the charger and return it later, but Carranza told him to stay and charge it in the conference room, a few feet from her desk, the affidavit states.

Carranza Told Student 'You're Not Going Anywhere' Before Performing the Sex Act on Him

While in the conference room, Carranza entered and started a conversation about her family and how she was going through a divorce, according to the court documents. He said that Carranza also showed him a photo of her breasts on her cell phone, which made him uncomfortable.

"[The student] explains that he started walking towards the door of the conference room, and [Carranza] proceeds to close the door and tells him 'you're not going anywhere,'" the affidavit stated.

The student said she then pulled the strings of his hoody towards her and began touching his private areas before getting on her knees and performing sexual acts on him, the document alleges.

The student said he told the officer Carranza told him if he said anything, that she would blame it all on him. According to Mission police, Carranza turned herself in to authorities on Friday. Records show that her bond was set at $10,000.