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Police arrest former IDEA Mission teacher accused of improper relationship with student

The Mission Police Department arrested a former IDEA Public Schools teacher Thursday after she was accused of having sex with a student.

Officers arrested Karen Bereniz Sosa, 27, of Mission on Thursday, according to Det. Art Flores, a spokesman for the police department. Sosa worked at IDEA Mission, which is located on Schuerbach Road.

Karen Bereniz Sosa. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office.)

The investigation started on Jan. 11, Flores said, when officers interviewed a male student about his relationship with Sosa.

“He admitted to having sexual contact, sexual intercourse, with the teacher,” Flores said.

Officers determined the sexual activity between Sosa and the student happened at a park during winter break, Flores said, not on campus.

Sosa also used Instagram to send the student nude photos, Flores said, and communicated with him by text message.

IDEA released a statement about the allegations on Thursday.

“At IDEA Public Schools, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority. IDEA Mission is aware of allegations of an inappropriate relationship involving a staff member. IDEA officials have launched a thorough investigation and are fully cooperating with local law enforcement,” according to the statement. “The staff member is no longer employed at IDEA Public Schools. As this is an ongoing investigation, all further questions should be directed to the appropriate law enforcement agency.”

The statement didn’t specify when Sosa stopped working for IDEA.

Officers charged Sosa with improper relationship between educator and student, a second-degree felony. If convicted, she faces 2 to 20 years in state prison.

Municipal Judge Jonathan Wehrmeister set bond at $50,000.

Sosa remained at the Hidalgo County jail on Thursday night and couldn’t be reached for comment.


  1. Sosalover23 on January 19, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    Free sosa!

    • JailForSosa on January 19, 2023 at 6:33 pm

      jail for sosa

      • ChiefKeefLoves Sosa on January 20, 2023 at 10:29 pm

        Treat her as if it was a man doing that! #equality
        Even if she’s bad LOL

        • Juan on January 21, 2023 at 2:14 pm

          Free sosa

          • Mary on January 23, 2023 at 12:13 pm

            I feel the student should be charged as well because he admitted having sex with her. This is against school policy. Doesn’t sound like he was forced to meet her at the park, he went willingly.

          • Julio on January 24, 2023 at 5:21 am

            You are a retard!

  2. Sosa fan on January 19, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    When is the court due

  3. SouthPark Chief of Police on January 19, 2023 at 6:11 pm


    • KarenSosa445🧁 Lawyer’s on January 19, 2023 at 10:54 pm

      My client was on her way to pick up a cupcake 🧁
      and then go on her way home

    • Roman on January 22, 2023 at 6:27 am

      Don’t sound like hs was forced! Secon they don’t say his age! At 13 I was on my grind 😂

    • Ricky on January 24, 2023 at 11:58 am

      Why would the kid admit to it!?

      • Hmd on February 7, 2023 at 6:58 pm

        Obviously bc he is still a kid!

  4. Priscilla on January 20, 2023 at 6:22 am

    Are u sick woman!!!!! Why date a child n mess up his mind only for ur satisfaction u should rott in prison or a mental hospital Jesus……

    • Bob on January 21, 2023 at 3:56 pm

      If that’s the criteria we’re looking for, arrest all teachers for destroying innocent Minds with the crap they teach in schools today.

    • HungBarbarian69 on January 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

      Omg I wish I had a teacher like that when I was in school.

  5. Cdc on January 20, 2023 at 6:45 am

    IDEA is a corporate CHARTER SCHOOL, not a public school. It only calls itself a public school to make itself look legitimate, but then examples like this are used against public schools. Again- It is a Charter school run by a corporation. THIS is what our governor thinks is better for the students of Texas. Uncertified, unlicensed teachers.

    • Karen Sosa on January 20, 2023 at 7:47 am

      Free me I ain’t do nun!

      • Supporter on January 23, 2023 at 7:10 am

        When’s her court date? I’ll be there for her🤣

        • Travis on January 23, 2023 at 2:14 pm

          Charter schools don’t have to abide by the strict guidelines regular public schools do.

    • Lina on January 24, 2023 at 10:47 am


    • A Chicana on January 28, 2023 at 3:01 pm

      We have legitimate public schools with educated teachers doing the same thing, so what are you talking about. You make it soun like this only happens in charter schools. It happens everywhere because there are sick Perverted people everywhere. Wake up!

      • juan guevara on February 10, 2023 at 6:30 pm

        South Texas teacher arrested on 5 felony counts after improper relationship with student, officials say
        Former Bishop CISD teacher Andrea Peña, 28, is in the Nueces County Jail on a $210,000 bond, officials said.jan. 20,2023

    • Hmd on February 7, 2023 at 6:55 pm

      I thought teachers at IDEA schools were certified!

  6. Landon on January 20, 2023 at 9:46 am

    Yeah I think it’s pretty messed up for that kid or that boy or whatever to rat on his teacher because they both had sex together it’s not completely the teacher’s fault because the boy knew what he was doing

  7. Isai Gonzalez on January 20, 2023 at 10:36 am

    Free my girl! She aint do nun

  8. Bill Soucook on January 20, 2023 at 11:41 am

    What a waste of taxpayers money on this.

  9. snitchesgetstiches on January 20, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    Really? The dude snitched? I hope his peers shun this moron for tattling to the police. The fact they don’t mention his age tells me he isn’t THAT young, or they’d use the number for outrage clicks. Probably 17-18.

    • Birds on January 27, 2023 at 9:47 pm

      Dude he’s 17 and trust me he’s keeping quiet Abt all this he’s roaming my halls as if nothing happened

  10. Sosalover401 on January 20, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    Free sosa! She did no harm! She

  11. Sosa#1fan on January 20, 2023 at 1:55 pm


  12. Brandon Martinez on January 20, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    She didnt do nothin. Free her

  13. gimmie on January 20, 2023 at 5:17 pm

    I got something for you karen. 8=D

    • Harry Lindstrom on January 21, 2023 at 7:29 pm

      The boy must of consented to have sex with the teacher , he wanted it as much as the Sosa did, so what is the crime,,😏

  14. Free da sosa on January 20, 2023 at 7:33 pm


  15. Freesosa13 on January 21, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    I want to be ur student ms.sosa… I won’t tell… I promise…

  16. Lady Givens on January 21, 2023 at 9:51 pm

    I feel like like younger teachers in their 20s should not have the opinion to teach High School. They should be placed with k-6. It’s natural for young adults in their 20s to be attracted to 15-19. Their still in the same mind frame. It’s a set up to place teachers under 30 in a high School. Give her a break. Just my opinion I could be wrong but human nature never lies

    • Char on January 23, 2023 at 8:24 pm

      No,it is NOT NORMAL for almost 30yr old women to be attracted to high school boys!!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE

    • Rebecca on January 28, 2023 at 12:09 am

      This is more common and more theacher and professionals relationships w/minors out there that haven’t come out the closet if she has enough money for a good lawyer trust me she be in probation in couple of months, but if sosa was a man teacher having sex with a minor girl he would serve time in prison even if had lots Money and a good lawyer….. Its politics after all…

    • Justme on January 29, 2023 at 8:37 pm

      I disagree ,,, think they should be 50 before they allowed to teach high school !

  17. Will on January 23, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Did she give him a bad grade and this is how he repaid her ??

  18. Lollypoplolita on January 23, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    I’ve yet to meet a young man who wouldn’t jump at the chance to sleep with an older woman and especially if she’s a teacher. Or for that matter I know alot of girl’s that would sleep with their male teachers and even a couple that will sleep with their female teachers. More Power to Her. Set her Free.

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