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Cleburne TX Aug 11 2012 Police arrested a former Cleburne school district substitute teacher Wednesday on a charge of improper relationship between educator and student.
Justice of the Peace Ronny McBroom of Precinct 1 magistrated Jason Paul Allen, 24, of Grandview on Thursday morning and set his bond at $25,000.
A former student of the Cleburne school district told police that she willingly engaged in sexual intercourse with Allen two years ago when she was 16, according to police reports. Allen was a substitute teacher with the district at that time but was not employed by the district at the time of his arrest, police said.
The Texas Legislature strengthened existing law in 2003 to forbid any relationship between an educator and student in a private or public primary or secondary school.
Those suspected of committing the crime face a second-degree felony charge.
A school district official confirmed on Thursday afternoon that Allen worked as a substitute from 2010-11 but has not been used since and was no longer on the district’s substitute list at the time of his arrest.
Substitute teachers are considered employees of the district and receive training on policies concerning employee standards of conduct, said Lisa Magers, a school district spokeswoman, including a standard prohibiting district employees from forming “romantic or other inappropriate social relationships” with students.
Any sexual relationship between students and district employees is always prohibited, even if consensual, Magers said.
Magers said CISD is cooperating with the law enforcement investigation, Magers said.
“As it is an ongoing police investigation, a personnel issue and, in the district’s desire to protect the victim, CISD cannot comment on the allegations or charges,” Magers said.
McBroom also imposed special conditions of bond that include prohibiting Allen from having any contact with the alleged victim.
Source:Cleyburne Times Review