A middle school teacher working in the Crowley Independent School District (CISD) has been arrested by police and is facing multiple charges related to his allegedly having an improper relationship with a minor student from the district.
The teacher, Christopher David Session, 37, worked at Richard Allie Middle School; however, the student with whom he is accused of having an improper relationship reportedly does not attend that school, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Session was booked on Saturday and is being charged by authorities with having an improper educator-student relationship (a distinct crime in Texas) and two counts of sexually assaulting a minor.
CISD’s superintendent, Michael McFarland, issued a statement to family and staff shortly after Session’s arrest, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
“We took immediate action and put the employee on administrative leave when we first became aware of the concern, and we are fully cooperating with the investigation that is being led by the Fort Worth Police Department.”
A request for comment was sent to CISD, but no response was received by press time.
The Dallas Express also reached out to the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) and asked them for additional details about the case but did not receive any beyond the subject’s name. A spokesperson for FWPD also said the agency was unable to provide any recent statistics regarding sexual assaults in the city limits.
For its part, the Dallas Police Department’s daily crime briefing published on Monday provided a glimpse into how many violent crimes have been logged by the department since the beginning of the new year.
Like other categories of violent crime, save for robbery, sexual assaults have spiked considerably year-to-date compared to the same period of time in 2022.
As of Sunday, family violence sexual assaults were up 11.11% year-to-date, and non-family sexual assaults spiked by 8.93%, according to the briefing.
The uptick in sexual assaults is part of a rise in overall violent crime year-to-date in Dallas, which City leaders have been unable to meaningfully address.