A former teacher in the Keller Independent School District has been arrested after being accused of having an improper relationship with a student in the district, the Haltom City Police Department said Monday.
Chad Eric Bearden, 34, turned himself in to police after a warrant and a $10,000 bond were issued for his arrest.
The student, a 17-year-old girl who attended Keller Central High School, told her parents that she had two separate sexual encounters with Bearden in his Haltom City apartment.
Her parents then informed Keller ISD who notified Haltom City police on Dec. 22.
Bearden, who turned himself in to the North Richland Hills Jail last Thursday, was an employee at Hillwood Middle School in Keller when the offenses occurred.
Keller ISD officials said he resigned prior to his arrest.