Mineola ISD responds to reports of inappropriate relationship between a student and a district employee

Mineola ISD released a statement Thursday addressing recent reports of an inappropriate relationship between a student and a staff member.  The statement indicates a student brought to the district's attention a possible inappropriate relationship between a high school student and a district employee.  The district contacted local law…

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