Fort Worth ISD teacher and coach arrested for indecency with a child www.privateofficer.com
Fort Worth TX Jan 24 2013 A former Fort Worth ISD teacher and coach was arrested Tuesday on an indecency with a child charge after having an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Chad Hawkins, 34, resigned from his teaching position at Arlington Heights High School last week. Westworth Village police found him making out with a 16-year-old student in a car in front of a fitness center on Jan. 16. The Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office took over the investigation.
He claimed he was giving the student from his history class a ride home. Police started investigating the relationship before arresting him Tuesday. He was taken to the Tarrant County jail Wednesday and bail was set at $15,000.
Hawkins is a former pitcher in the Texas Rangers minor-league system, our Gerry Fraley reports. He was coaching basketball and baseball at Arlington Heights. He pitched at Grapevine High School and Baylor University.
The club selected him with the 39th overall pick out of Baylor in 2000, and he received a $625,000 signing bonus from the Rangers. He pitched three seasons in the minor-league system before retiring because of arm problems.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that police documents chronicle online flirtation between Hawkins and his student. He created a fake Facebook account using the name Thomas Durdan.
The female student was Durdan’s only friend. They frequently sent flirtatious and often risque messages to each other.
He’s quoted as sending the student a message on Jan. 10 saying, “I want you to walk into my class next period and sit right on my lap ha!”
Source-dallas morning news