Hutto ISD employee fired for alleged inappropriate relationship with student

An employee in Hutto ISD has been fired after allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a student. (Photo: CBS Austin)

The Hutto Independent School District says an employee has been terminated after allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student during the 2014-2015 school year.

The district says Robert Monroy, a contract employee that assisted with the Hutto High School band, was accused on October 4 of having a possible inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old senior in the spring of 2015.

The report was made by a Hutto ISD employee. Hutto ISD Police and the city of Hutto Police are investigating, according to the district.

Hutto ISD says Monroy was a contract worker and does not have a teaching certificate. The district says all applicable state agencies have been made aware of the allegation.

The district also encourages any staff or students to come forward anytime they may have information or concerns regarding possible inappropriate behavior by other staff or other students.

Last year, Hutto High School football coach Jake Fenske admitted to having sex with a 16-year-old student in a classroom at the school.

Currently, no charges have been filed against Monroy.

Jacqueline Celmons, who has a freshman daughter on the dance team at Hutto High School, said she had to have a conversation about what to do if a teacher were to attempt an inappropriate relationship after last year's incident with Fenske. "That’s is definitely scary that a teacher did something at my daughter’s school,” she said.

"I don't believe it at all," said Roben Sausado.

Sausado said he graduated from Hutto High School two years ago. He said he spent four years in the band playing clarinet while Robert Monroy was a percussion teacher. Suasado said he finds the allegations against his former instructor hard to believe.

”He was a very genuine, cool, nice person. Never had any problems with him. Very dedicated to the band. Very strict on what he wanted us to do performance wise,” said Sausado.

A city of Hutto spokesperson didn't have any more information from the police department or the school district on Wednesday. It's unclear why an allegation over two years old just now surfaced.

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