An Allen High School teacher is on “indefinite administrative leave” while police investigate allegations of inappropriate behavior with a student.

Science teacher Albert Najera “potentially engaged in inappropriate interactions” with a high school student, according to a notice released by Allen Independent School District officials on Wednesday.

The notice indicated that district officials learned of the allegations on the evening of April 9 and immediately notified Allen police, who are investigating.

The District immediately notified the Allen Police Department (Allen PD), and they immediately responded with an investigation for criminal intent and contacted the student’s family.


The District did not allow Mr. Najera to return to the classroom today and placed him on indefinite administrative leave while the investigation continues.


The District also notified Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) and the State Board for Educator Certification of the allegations.

Najera received his Texas teaching certificate for science and chemistry in 2020.

In 2022, Najera was recognized as one of Allen ISD’s North Texas Teachers on the Rise.

Allen ISD’s website shows that Najera sponsors two student groups: Musicians Connect and Space Club.

District officials asked anyone with information regarding the investigation to contact Detective John Booth at 972-633-6778.

Improper relationship between educator and student is a second-degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison. Criminal conduct under the statute includes sexually explicit communications.

Texas Scorecard has reported on dozens of teachers charged with misconduct involving students.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.