Ex-Galveston ISD teacher accused of improper relationship with student

By Anoushah Rasta - Anchor/Reporter

GALVESTON, Texas - A former school teacher in Galveston County is behind bars for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student.

Police arrested Larry Richard Durand, 25, at his home on Thursday.

According to Galveston ISD, school officials received a complaint about a district employee and a student on Aug. 28.

Galveston ISD said they placed the employee on "administrative leave" on that date and later turned the case over to police because of its "serious nature." Durand was fired three days later.

Durand was charged with one count of indecency with a child by contact, indecency with a child by exposure and improper relationship between educator and student.

The school district would not tell KPRC 2 where Durand taught or what subject he taught, but Ball High School's website lists a Larry Durand as a math teacher at that school.

The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches also named a Larry Durand "Coach of the Year" for the 2014-2015 year.

Durand is being held at the Galveston County Jail on a $300,000 bond.

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