http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...black-student/A Texas schoolteacher, accused of inappropriately touching her student, allegedly told Texas police she’s too prejudiced to touch a black student.
Irene Esther Stokes, 61, from Montgomery, reportedly told investigators that she did not touch the first grade student, and that she “doesn’t like to touch the black students because she [is] prejudiced,” according to the criminal complaint from Harris County district attorney’s office. (Stokes is identified in the complaint as white.)
Stokes, a first grade teacher at Northwest Preparatory Academy Charter School, in Humble, faces a felony charge of indecency with a child.
Patty Maginnis, Stokes’ lawyer, could not be reached by ABCNews.com for comment, but she told ABC affiliate KTRK, “This type of accusation has never been made against this woman, and she’s completely not guilty of this charge.”
She could serve up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 if guilty, Sara Marie Kinney, Harris County DA’s office spokesperson, told ABCNews.com.