CLHS Teacher Arrested Monday, Charged with Improper Relationship with 15-Year-Old Student

Devon Hooper
Devon Hooper. Image courtesy of Comal County Jail.

Devon Hooper. Image courtesy of Comal County Jail.

(Editor’s Note: Click here to see this week’s report on Anderson’s plea deal.)

A former Canyon Lake High School (CLHS) teacher was arrested Monday and charged with improper relationship between an educator/student.

A source with immediate knowledge of the situation said Devon Hopper, 38, was arrested on campus and is married to another CLHS staff member.

The teacher allegedly sent photographs and messages to a 15-year-old student. The boy’s parents alerted Comal County Sheriff’s office in October.

Hopper resigned two weeks ago but CLHS Principal Mark Oberholtzer said officials waited until law enforcement concluded its investigation before making an announcement.

According to jail records, the “offense date” was Oct. 27.

“I know that it can be quite disturbing to learn that one of our former teachers was charged with a crime such as this,” he said in an email to parents on Monday.

Parents of students who express “that something inappropriate has happened” are asked to contact the Comal County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

Oberholtzer reassured parents that Comal ISD’s Human Resources Department conducts thorough background and criminal history checks on all staff.

Hooper is out on a $50,000 bond.

Comal County District Clerk’s Office today said it has not received a copy of CCSO’s affidavit and could not provide any further details about the arrest.

She’s not the only Comal ISD educator charged with having an improper relationship with a 15-year-old student.

A pre-trial hearing for 34-year-old former Canyon High School teacher Emily Anderson is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 19 in Comal County’s 22nd District Court.

The special-ed inclusion support teacher and assistant cheer sponsor was arrested Aug. 16, 2021, by New Braunfels police.

Anderson faces second-degree felony charges of sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between an educator/student.

If convicted she could be sentenced to two to 20 years in jail and fined $10,000.

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