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Ralls band director resigns amid allegations of misconduct

RALLS, TX (KCBD) -

A criminal investigation of inappropriate behavior with a junior high student has led to the resignation of the band director at Ralls Middle School.

The 27-year-old was starting his third year as both the middle and high school band director but on Sept. 19 Ralls ISD put him on immediate administrative leave when they were notified of the allegations. Just ten days later, on Sept. 29, the band director resigned.

On Tuesday Cameron Bowman, Ralls Chief of Police, said the band was coming back from a football game against Lubbock Christian on Sept. 16. The following Monday, Bowman says witnesses came forward saying they saw inappropriate behavior between the band director and the junior high student on the bus ride home just outside of Idalou.

Bowman wouldn't go into detail of what the inappropriate behavior was, but he says there is a current criminal investigation. If charges are filed the former band director could face a second degree felony of an improper relationship between an educator and student.

Bowman says since the incident happened in Lubbock County near Idalou. The investigation has been handed over the Texas Rangers and the Lubbock District Attorney's Office.

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