POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Polk County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Polk County high school principal accused of having an improper relationship with a high school student.
Kevin Raymond Ivy, 36, of Dallardsville, who is a principal at Big Sandy ISD in Polk County, is charged with second-degree improper relationship between an educator and student and class A sale/distribution/display of harmful material to a minor. He was arrested Monday and his bond is set at $12,000.
According to a press release, an investigation began when law enforcement were tipped off and discovered that Ivy allegedly sent a series of sexually explicit text messages and Snapchats containing nude photos of himself female Big Sandy student.
Ivy was previously employed by schools in Hudson, Woden, Belton, Onalaska, and Hallsville.
"On November 7, 2014, the same day on which the school district first heard of the allegation of an inappropriate relationship involving an educator with a student, the school district placed the educator on leave and removed the educator from campus and from all school activities pending the outcome of an investigation," a spokeswoman for Big Sandy ISD said in a statement. "The school district notified law enforcement and Child Protective Services and began an investigation immediately."
According to the statement, Ivy resigned from the district on Nov. 10.
Big Sandy ISD officials are cooperating fully with law enforcement officials and the student's family.
"The Big Sandy Independent School District has clear policies and practices to protect students and to prevent violations of individual rights," the press release stated. "The school district regularly trains on the identification of and prevention of any harassment."