Austin Teacher Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Accusations

A Reagan High School teacher has resigned amid accusations that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl.

Former teacher, 33-year-old John Baird, was charged with enticing a child, which is a third-degree felony. His attorney declined to discuss the case Wednesday with the Austin American-Statesman. He said that his client also wouldn't comment.

Police said Baird met the girl from Lago Vista on Facebook. They said he assaulted the girl after driving her to his Austin home without her parents' permission.

The Austin school district issued a statement saying the girl wasn't a student of Baird's. A district spokesman said school officials learned the math teacher was under investigation by Lago Vista police over winter break. He said Baird resigned Monday when classes resumed.

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