BAY CITY, Texas - A Bay City ISD teacher has been arrested and accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Police say the father of the 13-year-old victim caught the child and teacher Rachel Gonzalez, 44, in the backseat of a car in the 5200 block of Oak Manor Boulevard. Through their investigation, detectives say they found evidence on the victim's phone that revealed an improper relationship between Gonzalez and the student.
Gonzalez was arrested Friday and charged with online solicitation of a minor and improper relationship between educator and student.
On Wednesday, Bay City ISD released the following statement:
On December 15th, Bay City ISD received a report of an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student at one campus and a BCISD teacher from another campus. The District immediately involved the Bay City ISD Chief of Police in order to evaluate the report, and quickly turned the matter over to the Bay City Police Department for a full investigation. The teacher in question resigned from BCISD prior to the District learning of the allegations.
"While I cannot provide additional information at this time that could possibly compromise the legal process underway or the safety and well-being of BCISD students, I want to assure our parents and community that student welfare is our top priority. We are committed to providing a safe school environment for BCISD students and staff," said BCISD Board of Trustees President Bob Klepac.