ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — A librarian assistant at Ridgeview Middle School is facing a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student accused of texting inappropriate messages to a student.
According to an arrest affidavit, 39-year-old David Scott sent sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old Ridgeview Middle School student on May 24. The student’s father told Round Rock police he discovered the text messages when he went through his daughter’s cellphone.
When detectives interviewed the teen, she said Scott told her he had a dream about her and then started sending her messages about how he wanted to have sex with her, according to court documents. During an interview with police, they say Scott admitted to being sexually and emotionally attracted to the student.
What was most shocking to some Ridgeview parents is the fact they were not told about the incident.
“I think everybody should know, and this way people can talk to their children,” said Gina Ganster, whose son is in the sixth grade.
It is a conversation that can be tough to have, since most students see their teachers as role models.
“It’s somebody we look up to,” Ganster added. “It’s a role model for us … That’s how I look at them.”
“I would be afraid for any other child it could happen to,” said Sophia Rhum, whose child also goes to the school.
A spokeswoman for Round Rock ISD said Scott had been a library assistant at the school since 2012. He would help students with things like picking out books and using the computers.
“I expect them to be good role models, and I don’t expect this,” said Rhum. “It’s upsetting and it’s shocking.”
The district said Scott has never been in trouble before. He was immediately removed from the school once they learned of the accusations. A spokeswoman for the district said they did not send a letter home to parents because they do not believe there are any other victims.
Scott was arrested on Friday and is currently out on a $50,000 bond.