A Texas teacher is jailed after her illicit relationship with a 16-year-old student is discovered at a prom after-party.
Nikki Scherwitz, 25, showed up to the April 20 party for Brazosport High School students barefoot, drunk and scantily clad and eventually left with the teenage boy after being asked to leave, Houston police said.
"She was wearing no shoes when she showed up . . . like a cut up, cut-off shirt and everything," a student told KTRK.
The pair had been involved for several weeks, police said.
Scherwitz resigned from her job as a 10th grade English teacher shortly after an investigation began, and has been charged with sexual assault of a child and having an improper relationship between educator and student.
She is married, but had been separated from her husband before the alleged relationship began.
Scherwitz is out of jail on $50,000 bond.