Center Point ISD elementary school teacher charged with inappropriately touching student

CENTER POINT, TX – A Center Point Independent School District elementary school teacher was arrested Wednesday, November 7th, and charged with Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact.

Kerr County Sheriff, Rusty Hierholzer, released a press release late this afternoon that stated, “On November 2, 2018, Center Point Independent School District (CPISD) Superintendent Cody Newcomb contacted the Kerr County Sheriffs Office and requested assistance with investigating complaints against a first grade teacher whom he identified as 36-year-old Russell Lynn Berry.”

“CPISD placed Berry on administrative leave pending the results of an investigation into allegations of inappropriate contact with his female students.”

“Sheriffs Office Investigators conducted interviews with students who indicated inappropriate touching by Berry. Berry was also interviewed and confessed that he did in fact touch a student at CPISD in a sexual manner and that he had done so at a previous place of employment.”

“Berry has been employed with the CPISD during the 2017-2018 school year and at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Mr. Berry was employed previously with the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas and they were notified of his confessions”

“Kerr County Sheriffs Office Investigators were able to gather enough evidence to charge Berry with the Offense of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact.”

“Berry was arrested by the San Antonio Police Department On November 7, 2018 at approximately 1:30 PM after he was released from a San Antonio area hospital.”

This is developing. As more information is gathered, this article will be updated.