Many of our Dallas area readers may have heard by now that a Melissa High School teacher is suspected of an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student. What makes this story even more complex is that the student was also tied to a relationship with the high school's band director, who was also arrested recently.
The economics and government teacher, aged 50, was charged with both indecency with a child - sexual contact, as well as an improper relationship between an educator and a student. Both charges are felonies. He was also charged with failing to report child abuse, which is a misdemeanor. The affidavit states that the relationship began with texting of a sexual nature, often referred to as "sexting", and eventually moved on to inappropriate touching. The teacher has been with the high school since 2006. Upon his arrest, he was detained at the Collin County Detention Center and was released on bail a few hours later.