CYPRESS -- A security guard at Cypress Woods High School in the Cy-Fair ISD has been charged with having an improper relationship with a student after allegedly making sexual advances toward an 18-year-old female student in the school parking lot.
Prosecutors, who filed a felony charge against Melvin Bell, Sr. on February 26, say the school security guard approached the female student on February 15 and opened her car door and sat down in the passenger seat of her car.
According to court documents, Bell showed the girl pictures of a naked woman on his phone then grabbed her cell phone so he could send pictures of the female student to himself.
The girl told Cy-Fair ISD police that the security guard then walked around to the driver side door, fondled her breasts, placed his finger between her cleavage and said he was “going to miss my twins.”
The girl reported the incident immediately to Cy-Fair ISD police.
A spokesperson for Cy-Fair ISD says Bell no longer works for the district and that he resigned while they were still in the process of firing him.
Cy-Fair ISD is still investigating the case and says Bell was not a member of the Cy-Fair ISD police force. He was a security guard assigned to patrol school parking lots.
In court documents, Bell admits to having a personal conversation with the girl, taking her phone without permission, and sending himself three pictures of the girl without her consent; but, he denies that he ever touched her.
Cy-Fair ISD police say Bell admitted that he knew that even his conversations with the girl would be considered inappropriate, that his behavior had gone too far, and the he did not think he would be allowed to return to the district as an employee.
His bond was set at $10,000.