McNeil HS teacher’s aide had 6-month relationship with student


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A McNeil High School educational assistant arrested for allegedly having a relationship with two students has been charged for sexual assault of a second child.

On Tuesday, Apr. 12, Tyler Johnson, 20, was taken out of the classroom after school officials were notified about the allegations; he was arrested the next day and is no longer employed with the Round Round Independent School District.

A 15-year-old freshman student told police Johnson performed oral sex on her on April 9 while at the playground of Brushy Creek Elementary School.

Monday, Johnson was charged with sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between educator and student for the second time. According to the police affidavit, on Oct. 24, 2015, Johnson had sex with a 14-year-old McNeil High School freshman at her home in Round Rock.

On Apr. 13, she told police they had sex again during Thanksgiving break. Johnson confirmed to police he had a sexual relationship with the student from the end of September 2015 through March 2016.

The Association of Texas Professional Educators holds workshops for future teachers at universities throughout Texas, specifically on how to keep the student-teacher relationship professional.

“It’s never okay for a teacher to prey upon or hit on a student or have sexual relations with a student,” said ATPE spokesperson Stephanie Jacksis. “Hopefully with the training and all the information that’s out there, these educators will have the tools that they need to be successful in the classroom.” One of those tools they teach is how to communicate with students on social media. ATPE suggests educators have separate Twitter and Facebook accounts that’s just for interaction with their students.

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