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Lockhart High School coach accused of having improper relationship with student

A teacher from Lockhart High School is on administrative leave after complaints were made about him. Lockhart ISD says Zach Underwood was placed on leave last week. (Photo courtesy: Lockhart ISD)

A teacher from Lockhart High School is on administrative leave after allegations of an improper relationship with a student.

Lockhart ISD says Zach Underwood was placed on leave last week.

According to the Lockhart Police Chief, Underwood has not been arrested or charged, and once the investigation is finished the case will be presented to the Caldwell County District Attorney's Office.

Full letter to parents:

Dear Lockhart High School Parents and Guardians,
I am writing to inform you that Lockhart High School teacher and coach Zach Underwood was placed on administrative leave February 15, 2018, after the school district administration learned of complaints against him. The school district also notified local law enforcement and has sent notice of the alleged conduct to the State Board for Educator Certification. Because the complaints are currently under investigation, the district is not able to provide further information.
The complaints and information received warranted this swift and necessary response. We will always prioritize the safety of our students and the sanctity of their learning environment.
As always, if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at susan.bohn@lockhart.txed.net. While I cannot provide information that would interfere with the investigation underway, I am ready to listen to any concerns you may have.
Truly,
Susan K. Bohn, Ed.D., J.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Lockhart Independent School District
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