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Sulphur Springs School Employees Arrested for Unlawful Restraint of Student

The Sulphur Springs Independent School District Police Department, in conjunction with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, is currently engaged in an investigation following reports of an unlawful restraint incident involving a student.

Over the course of the last two days, law enforcement officials have been diligently working on the case, underscoring their unwavering dedication to ensuring the safety and welfare of the community, schools, and youth.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, two Sulphur Springs Independent School District employees, Marcie Stewart and Kristy Williams, were arrested on May 10, 2024. Both individuals were booked into the Hopkins County Jail on charges of unlawful restraint, categorized as a state jail felony offense.

The investigation remains active, with the possibility of further arrests. Authorities extend gratitude to educators and staff members who promptly reported suspicious activities, which initiated the investigation and aided in safeguarding the youth within the community and schools.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office urges individuals to report any suspicious or concerning behavior to law enforcement, emphasizing the collective responsibility of the community in maintaining safety. Additionally, professionals working with children are reminded of the legal obligation to report instances of abuse or neglect, with failure to do so constituting a crime under Texas law.

Marcie Nordin Stewart, 55, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, faces charges including unlawful restraint of a minor under 17 years of age and theft of property valued between $100 and $750.

Kristy Denee Williams, 47, also of Sulphur Springs, Texas, was booked into the Hopkins County Detention Center on charges of unlawful restraint of a minor under 17 years of age.

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