A now-former band director for Krum Independent School District in North Texas was indicted on 11 child sex abuse charges.

Carol Turner, 60, faces nine counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact and two counts of sexual assault of a child.

The alleged crimes date back to 1996 through 1998.

Texas has no statute of limitations on indecency with a child or sexual assault. Both crimes are second-degree felonies punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison.

Turner was indicted on May 1. She was booked into Denton County Jail on May 3 and released the same day on a $50,000 bond.

Turner’s LinkedIn page shows she worked as a fine arts consultant for Krum ISD since August 1991.

In addition to band director, Turner was listed as the district’s Fine Arts Coordinator, and she sponsored an after-school “Cool Cats Piano Club” for elementary students.

Her Instagram account states she also teaches private flute lessons.

Krum ISD Superintendent Jason Cochran released a statement Monday indicating that Turner has “not been affiliated with the district since July 2023” and was “promptly placed on administrative leave” when the district learned of the victim’s disclosure:

Krum Independent School District acknowledges the recent grand jury indictment and subsequent arrest of former employee Carol Turner, who has not been affiliated with the district since July 2023. While the reported events date back several decades, Krum ISD treats these allegations with utmost seriousness. The safety and well-being of our students remain our foremost concern.


Upon notification of the victim’s disclosure, Carol Turner was promptly placed on administrative leave pending a thorough investigation. Furthermore, she has been prohibited from accessing any Krum ISD properties or participating in district-sponsored events. We are committed to cooperating fully with authorities throughout this process and ensuring a safe learning environment for all members of our school community.

According to the State Board for Educator Certification records, Turner is under investigation by the Texas Education Agency.

Turner received her master’s degree in Music Education at the University of North Texas in 1993. After her initial one-year certificate expired in 1988, she received a Texas teaching certificate in all-level music in 1989 that is valid for life.

Texas Scorecard has reported on dozens of teachers charged with sex crimes involving children.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.