A concerned parent contacted Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Investigators claiming that she believed her child who is a student at Tenaha High School was having inappropriate communications with a teacher. The teacher Cynthia Suzett Hughes, 49 from Tenaha, who is employed by Tenaha Independent School District turned herself into the Shelby County Sheriff's office. The juvenile student was interviewed by investigators and said that Hughes sent nude pictures of herself. The student also claimed that during the summer of 2017 Hughes sent messages saying her family was all out of town and she wanted to spend time together. Hughes was interviewed by Shelby County Investigators and admitted to sending the nude photos of herself to the juvenile student. Hughes was arrested on Wednesday 8/9/17 for Improper Relationship between Educator and Student, which is a second degree felony in Texas.

Cynthia Suzett Hughes posted her $20,000 bond and was released the same day of her arrest.