San Marcos school teacher investigated for improper relationship with student


by KVUE News

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 23 at 10:33 AM

SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Police are investigating claims that a teacher at San Marcos' Travis Elementary had an improper relationship with a middle school student.

A spokesperson with the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District said Tuesday evening that Steven DeLeon was suspended Monday after the student's parents contacted them.  DeLeon resigned Tuesday morning.

This statement was issued by the school district:

"The parents of a middle school student notified San Marcos CISD officials on Monday afternoon, May 21, 2012, of an alleged inappropriate relationship between a Travis Elementary teacher and their child. The teacher was immediately placed on suspension with pay, and the District began an investigation. The allegations were immediately reported to local law enforcement, and the District is cooperating with the investigation.

On Tuesday morning, May 22, 2012, the suspended teacher, Steven De Leon, resigned his position. San Marcos CISD notified the Texas Education Agency regarding De Leon’s certification, as required by law.

The alleged relationship is thought to have occurred last summer, and did not occur on school property.

The Martindale Police Department is handling the investigation.

Because of the laws protecting student privacy rights and pertaining to criminal investigations, the District is limited in the information it can disclose. San Marcos CISD wants to assure the entire community that the safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our top priority."

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