BISHOP, Texas — A Bishop CISD teacher has resigned after being accused of having an improper relationship with a student, according to the Bishop Police Department.
The department has opened an investigation into the teacher, who has not been identified.
"Their assisting with technical evidence collection," said Bishop Police Chief Edward Day. "Forensic computer analysis. Looking at anything you know may have to do with social media or cell phone records things of that nature."
The teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave after the allegations came to light and resigned soon after, BPD said in a statement.
Bishop CISD Superintendent Christina Gutierrez told 3NEWS that the accusations caught the district by surprise.
"I think that anytime there is a red flag that it should always be reported," she said. Unfortunately, in this case, we didn't have any reports and quite honestly, the report came in was not even anyone from the staff itself. It was someone from the outside that came in and made a report and alleged inappropriate behavior, so it wasn't even our own staff or our own students made the initial report."
18-year-old Bishop CISD student Madalynn Soliz said the investigation has been the talk of the school.
"People were saying they knew about it since last year, and that it's been going on, and that a lot of people knew, but no one reported it and I was kind of surprised at something like this would happen," she said.
Administrators with the district contacted police about the situation and the BPD Criminal Investigations Division is working the case with assistance from the Texas Rangers.
No other information was released by law enforcement. Bishop CISD officials sent parents a notification about the situation on Wednesday.
This is a developing story and we will continue to follow updates in the case.
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