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John Nathan Campbell, a former history teacher at the Episcopal School of Dallas, has been arrested on a charge of improper relationship between educator and student.
“Evidence indicates he was involved intimately with one of his students,” Dallas police Sgt. Warren Mitchell said Thursday after the arrest. The relationship is thought to have occurred over several months in 2009.
The arrest of Campbell, 34, was not a surprise to the ESD community because he had been named in a lawsuit filed two months ago by the parents of a 16-year-old girl who formerly attended the private North Dallas school.
In the suit against ESD, the parents, represented by attorney Charla Aldous, alleged Campbell engaged in “felonious sexual predatory acts” with their daughter over a seven-month period. They claim the school failed to protect the student and later forced her to withdraw, victimizing her a second time.
Neither Campbell nor the parents of the victim could be reached for comment.
“We are relieved that this man has been arrested and hopefully he will never be allowed to do again to another child what he did to my client,” Aldous said. “This whole case is very tragic.”
Chrysta Castaneda, attorney for the school, said: “Episcopal School of Dallas is extremely saddened by these events. As soon as ESD learned of the prohibited relationship, its leaders took immediate and appropriate action and Mr. Campbell was separated from the school within 48 hours.”
The charge of “improper relationship” is a second-degree felony and carries a possible punishment of two to 20 years in prison.