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Posted on: April 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Educator Accused of Improper Relationship with a Student

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Carl Anthony Thompson (DOB: 11/12/1996), a former staff member at San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District was arrested Monday, April 17, 2023. Thompson faces one charge of Improper Relationship between Educator and Student, which is a second-degree felony, and one charge of Tampering with a Witness, a third-degree felony. 

On February 28, 2023, the school district received information regarding a code of conduct violation with an 18-year-old student. Thompson was immediately instructed to leave the campus and San Marcos Police were notified to begin an investigation. 

During the investigation, SMPD obtained evidence that Thompson and the victim began exchanging text messages in November 2022. Inappropriate messages were shared by text and through Snapchat. Investigators also learned that Thompson and the victim had inappropriate physical contact on two occasions in January 2023. According to the investigation, Thompson also instructed the victim to deny information about the relationship when questioned.

San Marcos Police obtained a warrant for Thompson’s arrest on March 29, 2023. Thompson turned himself into the Lavaca County Sheriff’s Office and was released on bond. 

For media inquiries, contact communicationsinfo@sanmarcostx.gov

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