SAN ANTONIO — A Judson Independent School District elementary school teacher was arrested Wednesday for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, an affidavit says.
33-year-old Ryan Patrick England taught at Elolf Elementary School on the city's northeast side.
The affidavit says England was arrested after inappropriately touching an 8-year-old student. The father of the student reported the incident to the police.
The victim told authorities England touched her many times in private areas of her body. The affidavit also said the teacher tried to give her "Takis and snacks."
Judson ISD Communications Director Steve Linscomb said neither he nor the superintendent will make themselves available for an interview. He also wouldn't answer any questions over the phone about the situation.
Instead, he provided a copy of the letter that was sent to parents yesterday.
The letter said the following:
"This communication is to inform you of a recent allegation made of inappropriate contact by a teacher. This allegation is currently under investigation. The teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Please be assured that we take this and all allegations very seriously. JISD Police and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a thorough investigation in the interest and safety of our students. We understand that the safety of your child is of the utmost importance and we assure you that it is our top priority to keep our students in a safe learning environment. Please contact our District Police Department at 210-659-9789 for any questions or concerns."
District officials said that they would not be taking questions at this time "because the investigation is ongoing."