Another Texas teacher has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a student.

Lewisville Independent School District teacher John Collett was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony, and indecency with a child by sexual contact, a second-degree felony.

According to The Colony Police Department, which arrested Collett, officers investigated a report from a parent who “grew suspicious of the teacher after picking up her 10-year-old child from school last week.”

Collett teaches at Camey Elementary, where he was Teacher of the Year in 2020, and he was nominated last year for Best Teacher in Denton County. Lewisville ISD

Collett was booked into Denton County Jail on April 19 and being held on $850,000 bond. Authorities added a charge of improper relationship between educator and student, another second-degree felony, and bail is now $1.05 million.

He faces up to 99 years in prison.

Police say they there are no other known victims at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.

Collett is the latest in a string of educators accused of misconduct involving sex crimes against students.

UPDATED April 21 with an additional charge filed against Collett.

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.