Crowley High teacher accused of indecent behavior with students _lowres

Tracy Marie Barras

A Crowley High School teacher accused of sending nude pictures to three 16-year-old students and performing oral sex on one of them was booked this week on three counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, according to Acadia Parish arrest documents.

Tracy Marie Barras, 34, was arrested Tuesday at her home in Duson, said Maxine Trahan, a spokeswoman for the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Barras, who teaches math, was arrested after the three students admitted to a coach that they received nude photos of Barras through Kik, a text-messaging app, according to Barras’ arrest affidavit.

One of the students said Barras performed oral sex on him in her classroom during the homecoming pep rally, investigators wrote in the affidavit.

The Sheriff’s Office first received word about Barras’ behavior on Oct. 10, when an Acadia Parish School Board member made a complaint. Investigators were told there was “possible inappropriate behavior between a teacher and several 16-year-old male students,” Trahan said in a news release.

An employee at the Acadia Parish School Board said Superintendent John E. Bourque was unavailable for comment Thursday afternoon.

Barras on Thursday remained in the Acadia Parish jail. District Judge Kristian Earles set her bail at $60,000.