A permanent injunction was granted against a former Alice elementary school teacher Tuesday, ordering that the teacher stay away from the Alice Independent School District administration building and all campuses.
District Judge Richard Terrell granted the motion requested by the school district during a hearing Tuesday.
The district requested the order against Sylvia Garza, 47, a teacher at Noonan Elementary School, writing in court documents that Garza presented a “clear and present danger” to faculty and students in the district.
Judge Terrell agreed Tuesday, writing that “there is an immediate need for the following permanent injunction to prevent violence and to protect employees of (the district).”
In its request for the order, AISD alleged Garza had acted “irrational, erratic and depressed,” and had left the campus without permission during the day for personal reasons on numerous occasions.
The request also referenced a protective order that was granted on Feb. 14 to Lee Garza, identified in court documents as an ex-boyfriend of Garza’s. According to the district’s request, in that protective order the court found that Sylvia Garza had threatened her ex-boyfriend with a handgun, had struck him in the chest and threatened to burn down his 0home.
Through that protective order, Garza has been required to undergo anger management and drug counseling, the district’s petition stated.
Under the order granted Tuesday, Garza will be required to receive written permission from superintendent Henry Herrera before entering any campus building or the administration building.