West Texas teacher arrested, charged with improper relationship with student

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PECOS COUNTY -- A Buena Vista ISD teacher was arrested after a raid at his home Friday morning.

According to the Pecos County Sheriff's Office, Andrew Franks has been charged with an Improper Relationship between and Educator and a Student.

His bond has been set at $10,000.

The Pecos County Sheriff's Office tells CBS 7 that the investigation into this case has been ongoing for several months.

According to a probable cause affidavit, messages sent between Franks and the victim revealed details to authorities which were used in the investigation.

The messages included:

  • Talking about the two meeting after Franks arrived home from work

  • Messages that were sexual in nature

  • The student telling Franks that they will be leaving soon, to which Franks replied that the door will be open

PCSO reports that Franks bonded out of jail just before lunch on Friday.

According to Fort Stockton ISD, Franks had previously been a teacher at their district.

Mark Dominguez, Superintendent for Buena Vista ISD released this statement regarding Frank's arrest:

We are aware that Mr. Franks was arrested by local law enforcement this morning. He has subsequently been placed on paid administrative leave. Because of privacy laws, there will be no information released concerning this matter until law enforcement has completed their investigation. We take all law enforcement matters pertaining to district personnel seriously and are fully cooperating with law enforcement. We respectfully ask for the patience of the public while the investigation is completed.

According to Dominguez, Franks taught P.E. classes and was a health teacher for grades 4th through 12th and had been teaching since August of 2016.

Dominguez tells CBS 7 that he knew of no previous incidents involving Franks, and just learned about the current investigation and arrest Friday.