In December 2016 the Trophy Club Police Department received information from Northwest ISD administration of an alleged improper relationship between a school teacher at the Tidwell Middle School and a former student.
An investigation was initiated and on March 21, 2017. Katherine Ruth Harper, age 27, of Ft. Worth Texas, was arrested for Improper Relationship Between Educator & Student, 2nd degree felony. Mrs. Harper is a 7th grade English teacher and coach at the Tidwell Middle School. She is charged with having had a relationship with a student, who was 15 years old at the time of the alleged occurrence, over the summer break.
Harper was booked into the Denton County Jail and subsequently released after posting a $15,000 surety bond.