Teacher's relationship with adult, students questioned

District looks into possible inappropriate relationships

Author: Brian Mylar, Reporter, bmylar@ksat.com
Published On: Aug 30 2012 03:51:52 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2012 05:45:05 PM CDT
SAN ANTONIO -

Just as school is about to start, a MacArthur High School teacher is being investigated for possible inappropriate relationships.

A former school booster club president, who claims to be the teacher's ex-girlfriend, reported the teacher to Northeast Independent School District officials.

She told NEISD that the teacher acted inappropriately with an adult volunteer and with students.

The woman, a mother of a MacArthur graduate, submitted a graphic 34-page report to the district, detailing incidents at the school and off campus.

NEISD Spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor said the teacher is being investigated.

“The police are conducting a thorough investigation,” Chancellor said. “They're interviewing students, they're interviewing this woman, they're interviewing the teacher looking at former students."

A letter went out to all MacArthur parents letting them know about the allegations, but not identifying the teacher.

Chancellor said the teacher has denied any inappropriate relationships but has been put on administrative leave.

"We take allegations like this very seriously,” Chancellor said. “The teacher was immediately placed on leave while we conduct a thorough investigation to find out if there is any truth to this."

All of the students he's accused of having inappropriate relationships with have graduated and none of the allegations suggest sexual relationships.

The woman who made the report wants that teacher to be removed from the classroom.

"Teachers are there to teach,” the woman said. “They're not there to befriend the students."

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