LISD suspends teacher arrested by LPD

LISD suspends teacher arrested for improper relationship
Posted on 09/10/2019
District News Release

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

LISD suspends teacher arrested for improper relationship
Lockhart ISD suspended a Lockhart High School teacher for having an improper  relationship with a student. Lockhart Police Department (LPD) arrested Tayler Seymour, who has worked for the district since March 2016, today after an investigation. The district is sending notice of the conduct to the State Board for Educator Certification.

LISD received a complaint about Seymour and partnered with LPD to investigate it Monday. The district also reported the complaint to Child Protective Services. Ms. Seymour was placed on administrative leave, and the district notified parents and staff.

“The trust between a teacher and student is sacred, and we do not and will not tolerate any violation of that trust,” said Superintendent of School Mark Estrada in a letter to parents today. “The safety of our students is our number one priority, and we will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement during this ongoing investigation.”

Estrada emailed LHS parents this afternoon, notifying them of the arrest.  “She will not return to this district,” he assured parents in the message. He also asked parents to encourage their children to always say something to an adult if they hear or see anything that is concerning “so we can work together to make sure students are safe.” 

Additionally, Estrada asked that any LHS parents with additional information about this situation to contact LPD Detective David Martinez at 512-398-4401.

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