SAN ANTONIO – A 43-year-old teacher at Steele High School and Dobie Junior High School was arrested Tuesday on a charge of indecency with a child.
Eric Paul Contreras is accused of inappropriate contact with a student, according to Officer Matt Schima, public information officer with the Cibolo Police Department.
The student revealed the contact through multiple conversations earlier this month, Schima said.
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD spokesperson Ed Suarez said Contreras was placed on administrative leave on March 17 and resigned Monday.
Details surrounding the case, including if the contact was made on-campus, remain unclear at this time.
Suarez said he was a choir teacher at both Steele and Dobie campuses.
This is the full statement from the district:
Byron P. Steele High School and Dobie Junior High choir teacher Eric Contreras resigned on Monday, March 23, in the midst of an investigation by Cibolo Police Department into an allegation of indecency with a child. Upon learning of the allegation from Cibolo PD, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD immediately placed Contreras on administrative leave on Tuesday, March 17. This is difficult and troubling news. We want to assure you that this conduct, if true, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. SCUC ISD is cooperating fully with Child Protective Services and the Cibolo Police Department during the investigation. The safety and security of our students will continue to be our top priority.
Contreras is the second teacher at Steele to be accused of inappropriate actions this month.
Special education teacher Alfred Villarreal, 63, was arrested March 5 in a case involving inappropriate contact with a student, officials said. He was charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact.