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Dumas 5th-grade teacher arrested, charged with improper relationship with student

Aron Dillahunty, 46, was arrested and charged with improper relationship between educator and student. Dillahunty taught fifth grade in Dumas. (Moore County Sheriff's Office)

DUMAS, Texas (KVII) - A fifth-grade teacher in Dumas has been arrested and charged with improper relationship between educator and student.

The Dumas Police Department said investigators from the Texas Rangers and DPD arrested 46-year-old Aron Edward Dillahunty on Monday. A warrant had been issued for Dillahunty's arrest. The charges, DPD said, stem from an ongoing investigation. Dillahunty has been booked into the Moore County Jail on the charges.

On Feb. 24 it was reported that Dillahunty was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the accusations. Superintendent Monty Hysinger had said in a press release, "Dumas ISD is cooperating with law enforcement agencies to the fullest extent permitted by law and will coordinate its own investigation with those authorities."

According to the Dumas ISD website, Dillahunty was a fifth-grade corrective reading teacher.

When Dillahunty was placed on administrative leave, the Dumas Independent School District released the following statement:

The Dumas ISD Administration received a report from local law enforcement that a Dumas ISD teacher may have engaged in educator misconduct with a District student. Pursuant to the District’s customary personnel practices, the employee was placed on administrative leave while the matter is under investigation. Dumas ISD is cooperating with law enforcement agencies to the fullest extent permitted by law, and will coordinate its own investigation with these authorities.
State and federal law prohibit the District from disclosing personally identifiable student information, as well as confidential personnel information. Further, since the District’s and law enforcement’s investigations are on-going, the District cannot comment on this matter. Once the District’s investigation into this matter is complete, the District’s administration will examine the findings and determine what action, if any, is appropriate. Please be assured that in the interim, the District has taken steps to preserve the safety of its students. Unless new allegations and information are revealed, the District has no further comment at this time.
Sincerely,
Monty Hysinger

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