Apparently for former teacher Kathryn Murray, the love is real.
So real, in fact, she was willing to risk the rath of a local judge and disobey his order NOT to see the underage boy she has been having an inappropriate relationship with for the past year. She was first arrested more than a year ago on the charges, but apparently she and the teen can't be kept apart and were--allegedly--planning to run away to Mexico to be together.
Kathryn Murray, a former teacher in the Spring Branch Independent School District, went before a judge this week for harboring the boy, now 16, as a runaway. He was a 15-year-old in her eighth-grade class when the relationship allegedly began a year ago. Police said they found him this past weekend with Murray at her father's home in a gated community. The boy admitted he was inside the home with Murray and tried to escape out the back door, according to police. The judge could not revoke her bond since harboring a runaway is a misdemeanor. Her bond was set at $100,000, and she was asked to give up her passport. Authorities at one point believed she and the boy planned to run away to Mexico. Murray, 29, was originally charged with sexual assault and fired from the school district last year when the relationship came to light. She was also ordered to wear a GPS tracking device and prohibited from seeing the boy as conditions of her parole.