A Memorial Intermediate School coach was arrested and charged with improper relationship with a student Friday.
On Thursday, July 6, the mother of a 12-year-old student filed a report with Alice police against Javier Hernandez, 50.
According to police officials, the mother saw text messages between Hernandez and her daughter.
Hernandez has worked with the AISD for approximately 20 years, according to school officials.
"Today, local law enforcement advised Alice ISD that a district employee may have engaged in serious misconduct with a student. We do not know if such conduct is alleged to have occurred at school," Dr. Alma Charles, Alice ISD Superintendent of Schools said in a statement released after Hernandez's arrest. "Due to serious nature of these charges, and the information from law enforcement the district is taking steps to end the employment of this individual. Alice ISD has and will continue to collaborate with law enforcement officials in their investigation of these allegations. Parents can be assured that the safety and well-being of our district students remain our utmost priority, and that Alice ISD's mission remains focused on providing to our students the best educational environment possible. As always, the district thanks the community for its support."
Hernandez was taken into custody and booked into the Jim Wells County jail.
The juvenile's cell phone was placed into evidence.
As of Tuesday, Hernandez remained in custody with a million dollar bond.