Harlandale ISD board member arrested in connection with domestic violence incident resigns

Christine Carrillo charged with domestic assault of a family member

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE 1/2/24 at 9 p.m.: Harlandale ISD confirmed that board member Christine Carrillo has resigned from her position following her recent arrest.

The district will discuss filling the vacant position at its next board meeting on Jan. 10.

The district issued the following statement late Tuesday evening:

“Board member Christine Carrillo has submitted her resignation from the Harlandale ISD School Board as a result of her recent arrest. This is a very unfortunate situation and the district understands the severity of the allegations. The board will be discussing next steps to accept her resignation and consider the process and timeline for filling the vacancy at the next board meeting on January 10, 2024. Harlandale ISD appreciates the community’s support as we continue to focus on student success.”

(Original Story)

A Harlandale ISD board member was arrested on Christmas Eve in connection with a domestic violence incident, records show.

Christine Carrillo and a family member got into an argument that quickly escalated when Carrillo grabbed the victim by the collar and struck the victim with an open hand and scratched them repeatedly, according to a police report.

The report stated that Carrillo admitted that she “had been in a bad mood all day” and that she had gotten into an argument with another family member when the victim intervened.

Carrillo was arrested and charged with domestic assault of a family member.

The victim suffered scratch markings on their neck, chest and forearms and told officers they didn’t want to file charges against Carrillo.

Harlandale ISD sent the following statement in response to the arrest:

“The district is aware of board member Christine Carrillo’s recent arrest. However, we are not aware of any of the details regarding the allegations resulting in the arrest. We do recognize that this is a concerning matter, and as information becomes available, the school board will review, consider, and act accordingly. The district is committed to serving its students. We hope everyone has a restful and peaceful Holiday Season.”

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