Former Honey Grove teacher arrested for improper relationship with student

By: Dia Wall Email
By: Dia Wall Email

HONEY GROVE, TX - Chief Mark Johnson with the Honey Grove Police Department says Jordan Lane, a former Honey Grove teacher, was arrested Wednesday on charges of having an improper relationship with a 14-year-old student.

Johnson said, "it is hard. I mean, you feel like you've been betrayed and we send our kids to school to be educated and this is pretty hard."

27-year-old Jordan Lane was a teacher with the Honey Grove Independent School District until she resigned on June 20th. Wednesday, Lane was arrested on charges of having an improper relationship with a 14-year-old student, a second-degree felony.

"I got a tip of a relationship going on between a teacher and a student. And during that time I started talking to the people which was a bunch of high school students. As I started talking to them I learned that this thing was coming to light that there was more to it than just a rumor," Johnson said.

Lane was arrested at 2:45 p.m. and Precinct 3 Judge Emery Banker says he bonded her out the same afternoon. A surprise to Honey Grove Police Chief Mark Johnson. "From what I gather that's not an every day occurrence. We don't really see that a lot."

Superintendent of Honey Grove ISD Jeff Clark respectfully declined our request for an on-camera interview, but he did issue this statement: "...The information currently available to Honey Grove ISD is that the alleged conduct did not occur at school..."

Johnson said, "the improper conduct happened after hours, after school hours. What I gathered through the investigation, the relationship started during the school year but it didn't really get deep into a relationship until the end of the year."

Honey Grove Police, along with another agency, conducted a forensic interview at the young man's home. They also spoke with local witnesses to build what they consider a strong case against Lane. The investigation that began August 2nd, 2011 is nearing a close.

"We are going to re-evaluate what I'm doing and there may possibly be different charges filed other than what I have filed," said Johnson.

Chief Johnson is working closely with Fannin County District Attorney Richard Glaser to determine if Lane will be charged with one count of having an improper relationship or several counts of aggravated sexual assault.

He plans to file the case Monday morning.

The complete statement from Jeff Clark, Superintendent of Honey Grove ISD reads as follows:

"The Honey Grove Independent School District was notified by law enforcement officials Wednesday, August 17, 2011 of the arrest of a former HGISD employee on charges of suspected improper conduct with a minor. The information currently available to Honey Grove ISD is that the alleged conduct did not occur at school. School officials are cooperating fully with law enforcement, and taking every measure to assure the safety of all students."

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  • by Curious Location: Sherman on Sep 9, 2011 at 02:43 PM
    Is she related to the daycare owner in Van Alstyne that was drugging the kids so they would sleep? They both have the same last name and it appears they are both idiots!
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      by me on Sep 9, 2011 at 09:22 PM in reply to Curious
  • by Anonymoose on Sep 9, 2011 at 06:50 AM
    What ever became of Zyklon B and Mork? They would be having a field day with this story!
  • by Biffco Location: Dallas on Sep 5, 2011 at 06:30 AM
    I think of all the education that I've missed, but then my homework was never quite like this! Got it made, got it made, got it made, I'm hot for teacher!
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      by OOTO on Sep 6, 2011 at 12:04 PM in reply to Biffco
      Yeah, but Biffco, I think I would have much rather done the standard homework than this particular homework. But then again, in HG, she may pass as a hottie, who am I to judge?!
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        by Biffco on Sep 6, 2011 at 04:26 PM in reply to OOTO
        You never know. Mugshots are NEVER flattering.
  • by Anonymous Location: Honey Grove on Sep 2, 2011 at 07:30 PM
    what is our town coming too. honey grove sign says sweetest town in texas it sould say welcome to hell bring your kids and your families and be sure to put them in our school.and then after that be sure to pick where u live becouse u might get to live by a molester are a drug dealer.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2011 at 05:20 AM
    Oh well, I guess no news is good news.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2011 at 09:20 AM
    Excuse my previous comment, it is Genesis 3:16 I meant to refer to....
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      by outsider on Aug 31, 2011 at 02:08 PM in reply to
      go study that verse, the curse was that woman would bear children in pain (labor) and that her submission would be to man. Sexuality has nothing to do with that verse.
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        by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2011 at 11:20 AM in reply to outsider
        There was no sex before that....
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      by Anonymous on Sep 1, 2011 at 09:09 AM in reply to
      Sorry anonymous, outsider is right on. Lack of wisdom is the curse and, shamefully, not because it is not available. I still believe the biblical principles are just to simple for our enlightened minds to grasp. I really like that God asked "who said you are naked?" Were it not for the transgression in the garden, we would all be running around with naked women in the garden! I really have issues with Adam and Eve!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2011 at 09:17 AM
    God created the woman to be a help mate for the man, not for sex. Sexuality was a part of the curse God imposed after the transgression in the Garden. Genesis 3:19........
  • by outsider Location: Not HoneyGrove on Aug 30, 2011 at 11:54 AM
    sexuality is NOT a curse, God created woman for man, told them to be fruitful and multiply. The lack of wisdom is the curse...
  • by Anonymous on Aug 29, 2011 at 02:01 PM
    sexuality is a curse any way you go about it..........
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      by Interested Citizen on Sep 5, 2011 at 04:32 PM in reply to
      Yep, proof positive that there are some nuts out here, including this grown woman messing around with a child. But, having written that, for adults, sex is a misdemeanor: the more I miss, the meaner I get
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      by Bob on Sep 12, 2011 at 10:45 AM in reply to
      Sexuality is not a curse, it's a gift. Besides, it has nothing to do with this story.
  • by Front Row Joe on Aug 29, 2011 at 01:19 PM
    When is the court date?
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