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Morton coach resigns amid allegations of inappropriate behavior

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MORTON, TX (KCBD) -

A Morton High School teacher who coached at the school resigned Tuesday after allegations of inappropriate relations with a student.

The Morton ISD Superintendent Vicki Rice says they received an anonymous report that a faculty member was seen kissing a 16-year-old student in the gym. She says they immediately conducted an investigation and contacted local law enforcement as well as the State Board for Educator Certification.  

Cochran County Sheriff Wallace Stalcup confirmed they are looking into the incident, and so far no criminal charges have been filed.

Stalcup says the male teacher and the 16-year-old girl have remained tight lipped about the allegations. He says they have uncovered the two were texting.

"So far the teacher and the student deny there was anything beyond the texting," said Stalcup.

We've learned the teacher taught history at Morton High School. He also coached basketball and football there.

A parent whose son was coached by the teacher didn't want to reveal her name. She says her son was let down by his role model.

"He really truly loves that man deeply and it hurt him really bad," said the parent.

She says the basketball team was trying to make playoffs with that coach so her son is really upset. If the allegations are true, she says, the teacher made a poor choice that cost him more than his job.

"He should know better. He's an elder and she is just a child," said the parent.

The Sheriff says his next step is to subpoena text messages between the teacher and student.

We will keep you updated with the very latest on this story here at kcbd.com

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