HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A Hays CISD employee was fired on Thursday after allegations involving him were posted on social media.
According to the district, the employee was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday and an investigation into the allegations was launched. Thursday, Hays CISD announced he had been fired.
Hays CISD says the employee was fired”for engaging in conduct that falls short of district expectations and communication that demonstrates a lack of professional judgment”.
Additionally, the district says it’s also reported the matter to Child Protective Services and that it will cooperate with law enforcement agencies.
In a statement, Hays CISD said:
“Hays CISD regards student safety among the most important of its missions. All employees, regardless of position in the district, are subject to the same expectation of the highest standards of professionalism. The district has strict procedures and policy in place to ensure that allegations, such as those made in the matter, are thoroughly investigated and reported to the proper authorities; and that employees are held to account.”
The district also said that while the employee has been terminated, it will also report this matter to the State Board for Educator Certification since he still holds teacher certification in Texas.
The district called for any students — past or present — who may have important information to report to law enforcement.