CLEVELAND, Texas - Cleveland High School theatre teacher and Student Council sponsor Laurie Anne Lewis was arrested on Tuesday on charges of prostitution in downtown Houston.
According to the Houston Police Department, 38-year-old Lewis was arrested in an ongoing undercover operation.
Since Lewis' arrest was part of a continuing investigation, the offense report regarding her arrest has not been made public. But Kerry Cowart, the superintendent of Cleveland ISD said he spoke to Lewis on Friday afternoon and confirmed the allegations.
Cowart said that when he asked if she was arrested for prostitution, Lewis admitted it was true.
Lewis was immediately placed on paid administrative leave pending resolution of the charges.
In the meantime, Lewis posted a $500 cash bond. She is scheduled to be arraigned in Harris County Criminal Court 2 on August 20.
Lewis had been teaching in with Cleveland ISD since August 2006. In addition to teaching theatre and sponsoring the Student Council, Lewis was also the sponsor for Cleveland High School's One-Act Play competition.
On August 25, the Cleveland CISD school board will decide her status with the district at their regular scheduled meeting.