A substitute teacher in Tyler Independent School District has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a student.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by CBS 19 News, a student attending Hubbard Middle School came forward with the accusations against 29-year-old substitute teacher Davian Isaiah Hunter. The student accused Hunter of sexually assaulting him in a school bathroom on Friday, October 27.
Camera footage showed Hunter following the student into the bathroom, where the student later told investigators that Hunter forced the student to touch him inappropriately.
The affidavit states that Hunter was interviewed by Tyler police a few days later, but he denied the accusations leveled against him. Hunter only admitted that he was in the same stall as the student.
According to Smith County Jail records, Hunter was booked into jail on Tuesday. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between an educator and a student. His bond is currently set at $500,000.
Following Hunter’s arrest, Tyler ISD released a statement:
From the beginning of the investigation, Hunter was immediately no longer a part-time employee of the district and will never be allowed back on any Tyler ISD properties. Due to the ongoing investigation involving a juvenile, the district is legally bound by state and federal laws to keep any more information confidential.
State records show Hunter was never certified by the State Board for Educator Certification.
Texas Scorecard has exposed dozens of educators charged with sex crimes, with more being charged almost daily.