DISD Teacher Began ‘Relationship’ in Class

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More details are emerging about the 38-year-old high school teacher who was arrested earlier this week for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student.

As previously reported in The Dallas Express, Qasim Ali Frazier was an employee of Bryan Adams High School Leadership Academy before he was taken into custody earlier this week.

He currently does not appear in the Dallas County Jail’s inmate logs, which suggests he may have already made his $45,000 bail and secured his release.

Court documents obtained by The Dallas Express shed new light on the nature of the relationship Frazier had with the victim, who was a 14-year-old 10th grader at Bryan Adams High School, where Frazier taught chemistry.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the alleged “relationship” began in February 2023, when the victim transferred to Bryan Adams High School. In Frazier’s classroom, the suspect said that he wanted to get to know her, noting that he was new to teaching and she needed to “bear with him” because he was still adjusting.

Frazier ended up obtaining her phone number, which the victim maintained she never gave to him. She then started receiving calls and text messages late at night from him.

“The complainant said the suspect told her he wanted her to be in his bed and to have sex with her. The complainant said the suspect wanted to have kids with her. The complainant also stated the suspect contacted her over the phone, and while talking over the phone, the suspect was masturbating while talking to her over the phone,” the affidavit reads.

The victim also claimed that Frazier “rubbed his hand against her buttocks inside [his] classroom.”

Police were informed of the situation by a Bryan Adams High School administrator, who in turn was tipped off by two students on February 23. The next day, Frazier was placed on administrative leave and escorted off campus, according to the affidavit.

Frazier was interviewed on March 29 by law enforcement. He acknowledged that the texts were inappropriate, claiming he was intoxicated when he sent them. He also denied ever having any sexual encounters with the student.

The Dallas Express reached out to DISD for comment but did not receive a response by press time. A district spokesperson, however, previously told The Dallas Express that the district would not comment on personnel matters.

It is unclear whether this latest scandal will affect the DISD Board of Trustee elections next month in May. Three school board seats are up for grabs, and the incumbents must grapple with how to frame the district’s student outcomes.

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  1. Djea3

    Time to clear the entire board, financial irregularities, violation of financial limitations by design, lack of oversight of employees in general, abuse of power against PARENTS (their DIRECT EMPLOYERS), and general malfeasance.
    Make sure that the board consists of a minimum of 50% parents and that they are not involved in any kind of social change ideology, specifically that they are 100% for basic education, reading, writing, mathematics, and science with REAL history, not rewritten history or socially designed history, and especially teaching of the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION AND BASIC CIVIL RIGHTS (without social commentary).
    Make sure that they are willing to hold all teacher to non-partisan, non-political, non-social gerrymandering education only.

    • Pap

      Well said!



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