TX Teacher Arrested for Improper Relations With 15-Year-Old

Kayden Burbank | Image by Harris County Jail

A teacher at Cy-Fair High School resigned last week after it was alleged that he had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Kayden Burbank, 29, remains in the Harris County Jail on a $60,000 bond, with an upcoming court appearance scheduled for April 26. Jail records show that Burbank was booked on April 9, the same day he resigned, on a charge of improper relations with a student.

Cy-Fair ISD did not specify details or comment further outside of a statement released saying, “Burbank was placed on administrative leave on April 2, 2024, pending a complete investigation by campus administration and law enforcement, after campus administration was made aware of allegations of an improper relationship between an educator and student,” reported KHOU 11.

According to court documents, Burbank stands accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student at Cy-Fair High School, per KHOU 11.

Investigators became aware of the alleged crime after Burbank’s girlfriend brought forward text messages said to be between him and the purported victim.

Burbank was also an assistant football coach for the Cy-Fair Football team. However, the high school’s website has removed him from their directory as of this week.

Burbank was arrested within days of another Harris County teacher.

Kedria McMath Grigsby, 42, who taught cosmetology courses at Klein Cain High School, was arrested on charges of child sex trafficking and compelling prostitution, as reported by DX. She is accused of forcing prostitution onto three students who were reportedly runaways, aged 15, 16, and 17. Her son, Roger, was previously arrested on similar charges.

At least 100 cases in which an educator was arrested or convicted for sexual crimes against children were reported in Texas in 2023, per the Texas Scorecard. As The Dallas Express has reported, the offenses have included soliciting sex, pornography, and assault.

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