UPDATED September 7 with a statement from Arlington ISD.

A North Texas educator has been accused of sex crimes involving multiple students.

The Arlington Police Department arrested Anthony Rashad Hawkins, 25, on Tuesday in Grand Prairie.

Police say Hawkins is a former employee of Sam Houston High School in Arlington Independent School District.

Hawkins was charged with three counts of improper relationship between educator and student—forcible rape and two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact. All are second-degree felonies punishable by two to 20 years in prison.

According to Arlington police, detectives with APD’s Crimes Against Children Unit initiated an investigation on August 23, after school administrators were made aware of the allegations and immediately reported them to authorities.

Through the course of their investigation, detectives identified three victims.

Hawkins was booked into the Arlington City Jail on September 5 and released on a $100,000 bond ($20,000 for each offense).

State records show that Hawkins does not hold a Texas teaching certificate.

A statement to Texas Scorecard from Arlington ISD said Hawkins was a substitute teacher:

The Arlington ISD is aware of the recent arrest of a long-term substitute in our district for alleged inappropriate relationships involving students. We immediately notified the Arlington Police Department to investigate when we learned of the allegations. Arlington ISD officials questioned the substitute teacher and reported the matter to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The substitute teacher resigned from the district on Aug. 23. 


As the case progresses, the district will fully cooperate with law enforcement and court officials.

Hawkins graduated from Arlington ISD’s James Bowie High School in 2016 and played college football at Colorado State University.

On LinkedIn, Hawkins lists a different Arlington school as his employer. Texas Scorecard contacted the charter school to find out if Hawkins ever worked at one of their campuses but did not received a response by publication time.

Anyone with additional information about the allegations against Hawkins is asked to call Detective Cramer at (682) 382-1622 or Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County at (817) 469-8477.

Texas Scorecard has reported on dozens of Texas educators accused of sex crimes involving students and other minors, and more “bad apples” are being charged almost every day.

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.