An elementary school teacher in Killeen Independent School District was allowed to resign following his arrest for soliciting sex with a minor via the internet.
Klay Camp was arrested on May 6 and charged with online solicitation of a minor under 14 years of age, a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison.
Camp worked at Killeen ISD’s elementary Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) campus at Fowler Elementary.
According to a statement given to the Killeen Daily Herald, district officials were notified Saturday, May 6, of Camp’s arrest by the Texas Attorney General’s Office.
On Sunday afternoon, the district personally informed parents of students in his DAEP class of the arrest and has offered to provide support services through our Guidance and Counseling Department.
Joseph A. Fowler and Elementary DAEP employees were also informed on Sunday.
On Tuesday, the district personally called the parents of students that were in his class while he worked at Douse Elementary.
On Wednesday, district officials sent a notice to all parents of students at the schools that an unnamed employee had been arrested and charged with online solicitation of a minor.
“He has submitted his resignation and is prohibited from all KISD property,” the notice said.
State Board for Educator Certification records show Camp became certified to teach special education in February 2021. Camp’s Texas teacher certificate is now “under review” by the Texas Education Agency’s Educator Investigation Division.
Trevor Swift, a now-former Belton ISD athletic trainer who also worked at Killeen ISD’s Shoemaker High School, was charged last year with watching child pornography at school.
They are among dozens of “bad apples”—Texas educators accused of sex crimes involving students and other transgressions that disqualify them from teaching children.