Sexual favours for extra credit: Texas teacher under investigation

Two boys allege a teacher asked them to perform sexual acts.
Two boys allege a teacher asked them to perform sexual acts. Photo credit: Reuters

A Texas teacher is under investigation following accusations he was sending sexually inappropriate text messages to two students, including messages allegedly offering extra credit in exchange for sexual acts.

The Lancaster teacher resigned on Monday (local time) after a male high school student told the principal the teacher had showed them a "wish list" of sexual acts on his phone.

"He showed me all three things on there, and I was like, 'I can't do this,' and I left the classroom," the student told local media.

One of the 16-year-old students said the first-year teacher would sometimes make physical contact in the classroom, and the student would try to move out of his way.

The student told staff of the incident on Friday and the teacher was placed on leave immediately.

"What I was told as a parent is this is the first time that this has come up with this teacher... He hadn't been in any more trouble, this is the only incident," one of the teens' parents said.

The teacher has not been arrested or charged but the incident has been reported to the Texas Education Agency and law enforcement.