The Orange County Sheriff’s office received a phone call from the Administration at the Little Cypress Mauriceville ISD on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012 concerning an improper relationship between educator and student.  The alleged incident involves a student at Little Cypress- Mauriceville High School and an employee at the Little Cypress Junior High School.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and Investigators obtained information from school district officials and students about the alleged offense. Investigators conducted the investigation into the alleged incident. LCMISD said the teacher had only been employed with the District for 16 days and resigned after the information surfaced.

Once the investigation was complete, the case was turned over to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for review and disposition.

This case was presented to the Orange County Grand Jury on Dec. 12. As a result, Micheal David Shugart Jr., 35, was indicted for improper relationship between educator and student which is a second degree felony offense.

On Dec. 13, Michael David Shugart Jr. turned himself in at the Orange County Correctional Facility.  Bond has been set at $5000.