Authorities in Texas have filed criminal charges against a 32-year-old teacher accused of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old female student.

Whitney Laidlaw is the married middle school dance teacher who is accused of the sexual assault of a 14-year-old female student at Cornerstone Academy Middle School. The Houston-school has announced that Laidlaw, 32, a former reporter with ABC-affiliate KTRE in east Texas, has been placed on administrative leave following her arrest.