Middle school employee accused of texting students’ pictures


Unfiltered with Kiran is learning more in the sexual abuse case where Galvez Middle School’s para-professional Heather Norwood French, 34, was arrested on Feb. 24, 2022 in Ascension Parish. She was arrested for two counts of first degree rape accessories after the fact and two counts of failure to report the commission of certain felonies.


Sources tell Unfiltered with Kiran Douglas Decuir is French’s ex-boyfriend. Decuir was arrested in Sept. 2021 on several charges:

  • 2 counts First-degree rape
  • 2 counts Pornography involving juveniles
  • 2 counts Indecent behavior with juveniles
  • 1 count Failure to appear-bench warrant
  • 3 counts Obstruction of justice/intimidation
  • 1 count Inciting a felony

An Ascension Parish Grand Jury indicted Decuir in Nov. 2021 and he is currently behind bars awaiting trial. His bond is set at $1,655,000. 

When Gonzales Police Officers were investigating Decuir, they found text messages between him and French where the two “discussed his sexual abuse to both of the minor aged victims.” 

In Feb. 2022, a forensics report came back on those text messages detailing what all was allegedly said and pictures that were allegedly sent prior to Decuir’s arrest in Sept. 2021.

Nov. 3, 2020 is when text messages between Decuir & French started according to French’s arrest warrant. The texts describe “Decuir’s pedophilia actions towards the two minor aged victims.”

A few months later in February, officials said French started talking about students in her class. On Feb. 5, 2021, French is accused of sending a text to Decuir referencing a specific student and then sending “a picture of the student to Decuir that was taken in a school classroom setting via text.”

A few weeks later, officials said French sent two more pictures of the same student to Decuir, once again, taken in a school classroom. The same day, the arrest warrant said French also sent “a close-up picture of the student’s clothed breast and Decuir comments on the outline of her bra.”

Later that night, French allegedly sent a male student’s photo to Decuir saying the student was her boyfriend and that she wanted Decuir to perform oral sex on the male student.

During the investigation, all contraband pictures were removed.

French was arrested from her home in Prairieville on Feb. 24, 2022. The Ascension Parish School Board said as of March 3, 2022, French is no longer employed at Galvez Middle. School officials did add French was not on the actual campus of Galvez Middle School and that they did run a background check on her before she was hired.

In 2021, French was awarded “Outstanding support employee of the year.”

Currently, she remains behind bars on a $950,000 bond. 

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