Police say Bryant Shephard was seen having inappropriate contact with a female student while on campus.
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — A former teacher from New Braunfels High School has been arrested, accused of having an improper relationship with a female student.
Bryant Shephard, 41, was taken into custody Tuesday around 1:15 p.m. by members of the US Marshal’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.
Shephard is being charged with Improper Relationship Between an Educator and Student, which is a 2nd degree felony.
The New Braunfels Police Department Criminal Investigations Division conducted an investigation after Shephard, who was a teacher at the time, was seen having inappropriate contact with a female student while on campus.
Shephard was found at an address in San Antonio and taken to the Bexar County Jail.
His bond was set at $250,000.
The investigation into this case is ongoing, and Shephard could face additional charges in connection to this allegation.
Anyone who believes they are, or knows someone who is a potential victim of this suspect is encouraged to call New Braunfels Police at (830) 221-4100.
School officials say they placed Shephard on leave on March 2, and he resigned that day.
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