The former powerlifting coach at Alvin High School has been indicted on six felony counts all relating to inappropriate behavior with students, according to a news release from the school district.
Garret Taylor, 44, was released from county jail Wednesday after his lawyer, Scott Brown, posted bond, according to a courthouse spokesman.
On Oct. 6, 2013 school district officials got a report from the state child protective service saying that Taylor had been possibly involved in an inappropriate relationship with a high school student back in 2008.
Taylor, a resident of Manvel, was escorted from Alvin High School and placed on administrative leave the next day.
And, according to a spokesman for the district, Taylor never came back.
The Alvin Independent School District police began to investigate Taylor and turned its findings over to the district attorney’s office Nov. 12, 2013.
A Brazoria County grand jury handed up the indictments March 20, according to the release. Taylor was arrested March 26 and later that day released after the bond was paid.
Taylor had been with the district for 14 years. In the 2008-2009 school year his powerlifting team won a state title. The girls claimed a national title in the 2011-2012 season.
“These events conflict with the values of the Alvin ISD, as we actively pursue ensuring that every student is able to learn in a secure environment. Alvin ISD commits to keep parents informed of critical information relating to the schools where your children attend,” a district official wrote in a letter to parents.