Vernon Middle employee arrested for inappropriate activity with 15-year-old boy

Kelly Moore

A Vernon Middle School worker has been arrested in connection with her alleged involvement with a 15-year-old boy.

Detectives with the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Kendra Hoffpauir, 24, of Leesville, Jan. 19.

Hoffpauir has been charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and contributing to the delinquicy of a juvenile.

Hoffpauir, a para-professional at Vernon Middle School, is accused of inappropriate activity with the male juvenile.

The alleged victim reportedly was not a student of Hoffpauir’s, and according to detectives, has never been. The arrest came after an investigation, which began after the alleged victim’s parents reported the incident to the sheriff's office.

“This is a personnel issue that we are aware of and are dealing with in an appropriate manner,” said Jackie Self, Vernon Parish Superientendent.