Omar Villafranca, NBC 5 News
A PE coach at an elementary school in Murphy has been charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact. Todd Alan Reich, 38, is free on bond.
A Plano Independent School District elementary school coach is on paid leave after he was accused of indecency with a child.
Todd Alan Reich, 38, was booked into the Collin County Jail on Tuesday on one count of indecency with a child by sexual contact.
Reich bonded out on Wednesday.
The website of Martha Hunt Elementary School, which is in Murphy, lists Reich as a PE coach.
On Wednesday, parents received a note from the school and district about the investigation.
Mike Graves, the parent of a second-grader at Hunt Elementary, said he was shocked.
"I'm totally blown away," he said. "I can't believe that something like this actually happened. This is, I mean, it's close to home."
The investigation comes just two years after another Hunt Elementary teacher was accused of similar charges with another student.
Joseph Peter Garbarini was later sentenced to more than 60 years in prison.
PISD provided a copy of the note to parents:
In an effort to keep our families informed, I am writing to share information regarding a matter that we are managing at our school. We were notified last night of the arrest of a Hunt Elementary School employee by the Collin County Sheriff's Department. An investigation regarding alleged inappropriate behavior with a former student is ongoing and details remain confidential.
Hunt Elementary and Plano ISD administrators are working in full cooperation with local authorities, and the teacher has been placed on administrative leave. We are committed to continuing to provide an outstanding education to all of our students and will minimize any impact this transition may have on them.
Our team at Hunt Elementary would like you to know that the security of our students is of the utmost importance and we feel it is imperative to keep the lines of communication with our families open as we work together to maintain an environment of trust and safety. We will keep you informed appropriately as details become available. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call on us. Any information regarding this investigation should be forwarded to the Murphy Police Department at 972.468.4200. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our school focused on learning.