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Canyon High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Assault of 15-Year-Old Student

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Canyon High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Assault of 15-Year-Old Student

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Canyon High School special-ed teacher and cheer coach Emily Anderson is in custody in Comal County Jail, charged with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old student. Bond was set at $50,000.

A Canyon High School teacher is custody in Comal County Jail today, accused of the sexual assault of a 15-year-old student.

Emily Marie Anderson, 34, was arrested Monday after an ongoing investigation by New Braunfels Police Department (NBPD) detectives, who said they also are trying to determine whether there are additional victims.

“The Comal ISD has been fully cooperative with this investigation, which remains ongoing by the NBPD Criminal Investigations Division,” police said in a Facebook post.

In a statement, Comal ISD spokesperson Steve Stanford said Anderson was a special-ed inclusion support teacher and assistant cheer sponsor hired for the 2020-21 school year.

The teacher is now on administrative leave and will not be allowed to return to Canyon High School, Principal Dustin Davisson said in an email to parents.

“The safety and security of our students is one of our highest priorities and a responsibility that we take seriously,” he said. “During the hiring process, the district’s Human Resources Department conducts full background checks and criminal history to ensure that we have in our classroom only those individuals who have the student’s best interest in mind. I know that it can be quite disturbing to learn that one of our teachers was charged with a crime such as this.”

Davisson said counselors will meet with any students concerned about Anderson’s alleged actions. Parents are asked to contact New Braunfels Police Department at 830-221-4100 to report any inappropriate behavior.

Police and Comal ISD did not say when the abuse occurred.

Bond was set at $50,000. The sexual-assault charge is a second-degree felony.

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