The Texas Rangers and Brownwood school superintendent Dr. Joe Young have confirmed that the Rangers are investigating an allegation of an improper relationship between a teacher and a student.
Department of Public Safety public information officer Fred Biddle said the investigation involves a Brownwood High School teacher. Biddle said he could not release further information Wednesday.
Young said the school district “immediately turned that over to the Brownwood Police Department” after becoming aware of the allegation. Young declined to comment on when the district learned of the allegation.
“The Rangers are the ones we are working with,” Young said. “We are cooperating fully with the Rangers.”
Young said the district “has been in close communication with the parents involved.” He declined to comment on how many parents he was referring to.
Rumors began circulating late last week about a teacher and one or more students involved in an improper relationship, and social media posts began making those claims.
Young said there have been no terminations or resignations at the high school since he started working as superintendent on Jan. 4. Young declined to comment when asked if any teachers have been placed on administrative leave.
“Dealing with situations is part of the job, so we certainly don’t shy away from correcting any wrongs that may have been committed — definitely not the pleasant part,” Young said.