Tomball Memorial HS employee charged after inappropriate relationship with student

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TOMBALL, Texas - A Tomball Independent School District employee was arrested and charged on Oct. 14, 2016, with sexual assault of a child, according to police.

Police said Anthony Randle had an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old student with multiple exchanges of text messages since 2015.

Randle met with the student on several occasions for sexual relations, police said.

According to police, another student had notified the school resource officer of the relationship when she showed her classmate text messages and pictures of Randle on her phone.

After police investigated the young girl's phone, evidence showed the allegations against Randle wer true, police said.

The school district released the following statement on the incident:

"We received information from the Tomball Police Department that former Tomball ISD employee Anthony Randle was arrested by Montgomery County authorities and charged with sexual assault of a child. Randle worked for Tomball ISD for five years. This is a very serious charge, and it is extremely inappropriate and hurtful when a school community is harmed in this way. This type of behavior is not tolerated in Tomball ISD."

Randle is faced with a second-degree felony and being held on a $75,000 bail.

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