A Little Cypress-Mauriceville Junior High School teacher is under investigation for charges of an improper relationship between educator and student.

Concerned friends of the 17-year-old girl approached their Little-Cypress-Mauriceville High school coach about the issue involving the girl. The coach in turn forwarded the information to the high school principal. As a result, on Sept. 4, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the State Board of Educator Certification were contacted and an investigation was launched. Investigators obtained information from school district officials and students and are looking into the alleged incident.

The alleged victim is believed to have played on a softball team coached by the teacher.

Once the investigation is complete, the case will be submitted to the district attorney’s office for review and disposition, according to Chad Hogan, of the OSCO.

At this time, no arrests have been made. The teacher, who had only worked for LCMCISD for 16 days, has resigned from their position at the school.

The last LC-M teacher to face similar charges was Bryan Lee Hyde, 32, who was sentenced in June to 10 years in prison to be served concurrently on the two charges. The charges stemmed from an incident in January. The OCSO received a phone call in reference to a student who had made an outcry about the improper sexual relationship between the 15-year-old student and the English teacher, according to information from the OCSO.

After a thorough investigation, Hyde was charged and indicted on two counts each of sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between an educator and student.