The band director at Grand Prairie High School was in police custody Friday, accused of having an improper relationship with a student last year, police and school district officials said.
Eric Camarillo, 36, was arrested Thursday. Bond was set at $100,000, according to a news release from police.
"The victim indicated the offense took place while she was a student at the Grand Prairie High School at or around 9/2011," said Detective Lyle Gensler, police spokesman, in the news release.
The victim was described as a "former student" in a brief statement from the Grand Prairie Independent School District.
"The director was immediately removed from all duties and prohibited from being on district property," according to the statement. "District officials will continue to cooperate fully with the Grand Prairie Police Department during the ongoing investigation."
The band director’s responsibilities were transferred to Assistant Director Jared Bass, school officials said.
"We want to assure all of our parents and students that safety is one of our main priorities," said Superintendent Dr. Susan Hull. "We are deeply saddened by this situation and will continue to do everything within our power to maintain the trust placed in us by the Grand Prairie community."
Improper relationship with a student is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
-- Bill Miller