A Pilot Point Independent School District employee has been arrested and charged for allegedly grooming a teenage student. 

Pilot Point ISD Police Department sent out a press release saying 35-year-old Javier Errisuriz served as an athletic trainer in the district before being terminated following an ongoing investigation into his alleged actions. 

Pilot Point ISD PD was first made aware of the allegations on October 30. The allegations dated back to September, and involved Errisuriz and a 17-year-old student. Errisuriz was immediately placed on administrative leave as the criminal investigation began. 

The nature of the criminal misconduct has not been released to the public.

After law enforcement did an internal employment investigation into his alleged actions, Errisuriz was terminated from his position on November 2. Pilot Point ISD Police worked alongside the Pilot Point Police Department to investigate the matter, which led to Errisuriz’s arrest on November 10. 

Errisuriz has since been booked into the Denton County Jail for Child Grooming—a third-degree felony—and his bail was set at $25,000. 

Errisuriz was employed with Pilot Point High School from July 2023 to November 2023. Prior to his employment with Pilot Point ISD, he worked at Canyon Lake High School in Comal ISD and Keller High School in Keller ISD. 

Pilot Point ISD PD is asking anyone with information related to Errisuriz’s misconduct to contact the department at 940-686-7380 or Pilot Point PD at 940-686-2969. 

“Pilot Point ISD believes the safety of students and staff members is a top priority. If you or anyone you know becomes aware of employee misconduct or conduct that may jeopardize a student or staff member’s safety, you are strongly encouraged to report the concerns immediately,” read the press release.

According to the Texas Education Agency, Errisuriz’s certification is currently still valid, but he is under review by the TEA Educator Investigations Division.

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.