UPDATED: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:56pm
salado, tx — A former Salado Junior High teacher and coach has been sentenced after he pleaded guilty to having an improper relationship with a student last month.
Marcos Rene Garcia was sentenced to eight years deferred adjudication, which means if he successfully completes his probation, the conviction won't appear on his record. Garcia was arrested in February 2014 and booked into the Bell County Jail on a $35,000 bond. He pleaded guilty to one count of improper relationship between an educator and a student on Friday.
On February 13, Garcia resigned after a 16-year-old girl's parents reported the relations. Salado ISD Superintendent Michael Novotny contacted authorities and CPS when he learned of the allegations. Novotny also wrote to parents, at the time, that the district will be reviewing policies, laws, and ethics among the staff.