A former Gonzales High School employee is under police investigation for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to at least one minor, a rising high school sophomore. As of Wednesday, Gonzales police have verified the existence of a video and pictures. They have also spoken with one alleged victim.
It is alleged there are multiple victims, however that has not been confirmed by police.
“We need for them to come forward — the parents of these kids that were alleged victims of this as well — to come forward and bring any evidence they may have,” Gonzales Police Chief Tim Crow said.
Gonzales Independent School District has confirmed that the employee in question resigned.
Gonzales ISD Superintendent John Schumacher told the Inquirer that once he heard the allegations, the district alerted the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and informed them of a potential incident.
Although FERPA laws prevents the district from discuss anything further, Schumacher wanted to remind parents that if an incident occurs involving their children, to go to the proper authorities.
“Don’t send it out,” Schumacher said, in reference to social media posts that have gone viral. “Especially if it has to do with minors.”
Schumacher also confirmed that Crow contacted him and the district is “doing everything we can to help.”
As of time of publication, no charges have been filed. Police are still in the “preliminary stages” of the investigation.
The Gonzales Inquirer will be following this story and will provide updates as the information is available and verified. If charges are filed, the name of the alleged offender will be released.