A Canyon Lake High School teacher is facing charges after allegations of "inappropriate communication" with a student, Comal County Sheriff's Office said.
38-year old Orlando Naumann is charged with Improper Relationship Between Educator/Student, officials say. CCSO says the former teacher turned himself in on Friday.
The agency said the charge stems from the ongoing investigation with a 15-year-old victim at Canyon Lake High School. Detectives also issued a warrant for an unrelated charge of Possession With Intent to Promote Child Pornography.
Naumann is currently being held at the Comal County Jail on two second degree felony charges.
Back in January, Naumann resigned when the allegations came to light, Comal ISD said.
In a letter to parents, school officials said Orlando Naumann was no longer with the school. The letter says he resigned after allegations that he engaged in improper communication with a student were brought to the principal's attention. The letter did not give any other details of the communication.
See the full letter below:
The purpose of this message is to make you aware of a situation involving one of our teachers, Mr. Orlando Naumann. This morning, allegations of Mr. Naumann engaging in inappropriate communication with a student were brought to my attention. At this point, an immediate investigation began that included CLHS administration, Human Resources, and Law Enforcement. It was during our investigation that Mr. Nauman submitted his resignation. The Comal County Sheriff's Office has the case and will continue its investigation, which may lead to charges being filed.
Certainly, having two incidents of this nature in one school year is troubling to everyone. In response to the first incident that occurred in the fall, we held a meeting with all teachers and staff, which included Mr. Nauman, to address the seriousness of this issue and to reinforce appropriate student/teacher boundaries. We will continue to address this issue with all teachers and staff. And as I shared previously, the District's Human Resources department does conduct full background checks and criminal history of all hires to ensure that teachers have our students' best interest in mind.
Please know that I am available to address any concerns you may have regarding this situation. Also, if your child has any concerns or questions, our counselors are available to meet with them as needed. In addition, If your child expresses that something inappropriate has happened between them and Mr. Nauman, or any teacher or staff member here at CLHS, please let me know.
Sincerely, Mark Oberholtzer, Principal Canyon Lake High School