Bonham ISD teacher arrested
BONHAM, Texas (KTEN) — I.W. Evans Intermediate School teacher Jherson Manuel was arrested Thursday morning.
Bonham Independent School District Superintendent Kelly Trompler said the arrest comes after allegations of inappropriate social media communications with a high school student.
Manuel was booked in to the Fannin County Jail on charges of online soliciting of a minor.
Once the district received the complaint from a student, the teacher was immediately removed from the school.
"The district takes this situation seriously, and our highest priority will remain the safety of your child," Trompler said in a letter to parents. "I want to assure you that we are cooperating fully with law enforcement authorities as well as the [Fannin County Children's Advocacy Center] to ensure justice is served."
Manuel is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.