Former teacher pleads guilty to improper relationship, sentencing scheduled for July

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 11:10am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 8:47pm

A former Salado Junior High teacher and coach has pleaded guilty to having an improper relationship with a student.
 

Marcos Rene Garcia was arrested in February and booked into the Bell County Jail on a $35,000 bond. He pleaded guilty to one count of improper relationship between an educator and a student on Friday.
 

On February 13, Garcia resigned after a 16-year-old girl's parents reported the relations. Salado ISD Superintendent Michael Novotny contacted authorities and CPS when he learned of the allegations. Novotny also wrote to parents, at the time, that the district will be reviewing policies, laws, and ethics among the staff.
 

Garcia is scheduled for sentencing on July 14.
 

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