CISD Statement Regarding Recent Arrest

CISD Statement Regarding Arrest of Coppell Middle School West Teacher

On the morning of Jan. 7, a complaint of alleged inappropriate behavior between a teacher and a student involving text and social media messages was reported to Coppell Middle School West officials.  The Coppell Middle School West administrative team, along with Coppell ISD leadership and law enforcement personnel, immediately launched an investigation.  At approximately 3:30 p.m., the Coppell Middle School West teacher was arrested at the Coppell Middle School West campus and charged with online solicitation of a minor.  This teacher resigned and is no longer allowed at Coppell Middle School West or any Coppell Independent School District campus or facility. The District also has reported this alleged incident to the State Board of Educator Certification, as required by law and District Policy.

Coppell Middle School West staff and parents were notified of the situation and arrest Jan. 7 via an email letter, which is available below. Federal privacy laws prohibit us from releasing additional details about this situation.

For any further information regarding the arrest, please contact the Dallas County Sheriff's Department.

Letter to CMS West Parents and Staff sent Jan. 7 at 5:20 p.m.