UPDATE 03/26/10: According to an affidavit used to obtain an arrest warrant in the case, someone in whom the 18-year-old high school senior had confided about the relationship reported the sexual encounters to San Marcos police officer Brad Follis.
The witness said the relationship began in the fall semester and continued into January. Harris had sex with the girl six times, the affidavit states, twice in Harris’ classroom, twice in coaches’ offices, once at his home and once in a parked car in a neighborhood.
The girl confirmed the story later to police and made a cell phone call to Harris in the presence of two police offiers. In the call, Harris told the student that he was an idiot for allowing the relationship to happen and that he “broke down under the pressure of you.”
by BRAD ROLLINS
Editor and Publisher
A San Marcos High School teacher and assistant coach is in jail accused of six felony counts of an improper relationship with a student.
“We began our [internal] investigation immediately and notified” the police department and CPS, said Iris Campbell, the school district’s spokesperson.
Harris is an assistant girls’ volleyball and basketball coach and a teacher in a course credit recovery program computer lab, Campbell said.
He has been employed with the school district for five years, previously at Miller Junior High. He was transfered to the high school this year.
Campbell said she did not know whether the alleged relationship involved a member of the volleyball or basketball team.
Improper relationship with a student is a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 year in prison. Each charge carries a $20,000 bond.Email | Print