Springlake-Earth teacher charged with having inappropriate relationship with student

Published: Dec. 5, 2013 at 11:37 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 15, 2014 at 3:31 AM CST
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LAMB COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - A teacher in Springlake-Earth ISD is now behind bars, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Sheriff's deputies arrested 47-year-old Tracy Barden on Thursday afternoon.

Investigators say he had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

A Lamb County grand jury indicted Barden on Tuesday.

Authorities have not released how long they believe the relationship has been going on, but they say the female student is now 18 years old.

Barden had already resigned from his teaching position before his arrest.

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