A Houston-area elementary school teacher has been arrested for online solicitation of a minor for sex.

According to Click2Houston, offender Michael Bourquin currently has a $175,000 bond for sexually soliciting a teenage boy.

An investigation by the Manvel Police Department revealed that Bourquin held sexually explicit online conversations with a 15-year-old boy where they discussed meeting up for sexual activity.

Investigators say that conversations between the minor and Bourquin had been ongoing since October of last year via social media platforms like Snapchat—where he met the boy—and Telegram.

KHOU11 reports that after Bourquin found the boy on Snapchat, he suggested they move their conversations to Telegram to continue discussing potential sexual encounters in the future. Multiple messages indicated that the boy’s age would not deter Bourquin from pursuing sexual activity.

“Does it matter to you that you are a minor and 15?” Bourquin asked the boy upon finding out he was a minor. “I try not to let age get in the way of what we both want and I know I want to get naked with you.”

KHOU11 reports that Bourquin was a teacher at Mangum Elementary School, which is part of the Southwest Public Schools charter district.

“I guess it will be hard at first but I know we will get creative and find ways for us to get together,” Bourquin also allegedly told the boy.

Following a forceful removal of his phone by police in the execution of a search warrant, investigators found 105 photos and one video of child pornography, according to Click2Houston.

Southwest Public Schools gave KHOU11 the following statement:

While we cannot comment on personal matters related to charges filed against Mr. Bourquin, we can affirm that the allegations are unrelated to any Southwest Public Schools’ student. Mr. Bourquin is no longer employed with Southwest Public Schools. Please know the safety of our students is our top priority.

At the time of publishing, Bourquin’s teaching certificate is still valid until the end of May 2028, according to the State Board for Education Certification.

Texas Scorecard has exposed dozens of educators charged with sex crimes, with more being charged almost daily.

Will Biagini

Will was born in Louisiana and raised in a military family. He currently serves as a journalist with Texas Scorecard. Previously, he was a senior correspondent for Campus Reform.