Another North Texas teacher caught in a sex-related scandal involving kids is no longer working with school students, thanks to exposure by a Dallas actor and comedian.
On Wednesday, Cassady Campbell posted a video on his YouTube channel of a man arriving at a residence expecting to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex, only to discover he’d been caught in a “sting” operation.
Because Campbell is known for prank videos, some viewers thought the sting video was a parody.
It was no joke.
Garland Independent School District officials confirmed on Thursday that the man seen in the video—identified by Campbell as 28-year-old Christian Ayala, a middle school fine arts teacher—was one of their employees.
A July 21 letter from Brandenburg Middle School Principal Randy King said the video showed “a GISD teacher attempting to engage in illegal activity” and “as of this morning, that teacher is no longer employed by Garland ISD.”
King’s letter said once the district learned about Campbell’s video, “Garland ISD immediately contacted the Garland Police Department and provided them with the video.”
Campbell said he tried contacting the school before he put out the video but they never answered the phone, and law enforcement told him they couldn’t do anything at that time.
“I get all of their information so I can get them fired from their jobs and expose them to the world,” Campbell said.
Texas Scorecard contacted the district to confirm whether Ayala had been fired or resigned but has not yet received a response.
Another North Texas teacher was allowed to resign last month after he got caught sending sexually suggestive messages to a male student. Lovejoy ISD’s superintendent said Texas Education Code lets teachers resign “effective immediately” during the period 45 days before the first day of instruction and the resignation must be accepted.
King said the Garland ISD incident involving Ayala “remains an ongoing investigation with law enforcement.”