San Marcos coach accused of inappropriate student relationship

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — A teacher at Goodnight Middle School in San Marcos is accused of having a relationship with one of his former students who is now a high school student. 

According to jail records, Rodney Guerrero, 39, was booked into the Hays County Jail on Aug. 11 and charged with improper relationship between an educator and a student. The victim says she met Guerrero when she was in sixth grade at Goodnight Middle School but their relationship didn’t become “inappropriate” until her freshman year in high school.

The victim told police in August of 2016, she was talking to Guerrero when he saw pictures of her in a bathing suit and asked her about “taking more pictures of herself to show him.” The victim said she took a selfie of herself in a blue thong and no shirt or bra and sent it to Guerrero, according to the affidavit.

On at least one occasion the victim tells police she met Guerrero in a locker room where he got her to perform sexual acts. 

The victim described their relationship as “playful” and “flirty.” According to the affidavit, the relationship lasted until June of this year, when the victim ended the relationship with Guerrero stating “she did not think they should do this anymore.” 

Police say they have recordings of the breakup where they hear Guerrero ask for more pictures and videos from the victim before ending the call. 

The school’s website shows Guerrero is the boys’ athletic coordinator and he teaches health, PE and athletics. His bio shows he has been teaching for 14 years. 

San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District says it placed Guerrero on administrative leave immediately after they were notified. 

“While the district was cooperating with law enforcement officials during the investigation, notification to the community on the allegations was based on when the police would allow the district to share any information,” says the district in a statement.

A letter will be sent home to parents about the situation. 

Investigators with the San Marcos Police Department say they don’t know if there are other victims. They ask parents that if they believe their student has had any kind of inappropriate relationship or communication with Guerrero to contact the police department. 

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