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Taylor HS softball coach accused of improper relationship with student

Kendall Lucas, 25, is charged with improper relationship between educator and student, a second degree felony. (Photo courtesy: Austin Police Department)

A coach for Taylor High School's varsity softball team is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

Kendall Lucas, 25, is charged with improper relationship between educator and student, a second degree felony. Police say the female student was 17 years old at the time of the offense.

Investigators say on Wednesday, school officials learned of a possible improper relationship between Lucas and a student and reported it to police. Taylor Police say their detectives discovered Lucas and the student had a sexual relationship from March of 2016 to May of 2016.

Taylor Police say Lucas confessed to detectives to having a sexual relationship with a female student who was on the varsity softball team. If convicted, Lucas faces up to 20 years in prison.

Taylor ISD released the following statement:

The Taylor Independent School District has been made aware of a possible inappropriate situation involving a high school student and an adult employee. TISD administration responded immediately and an investigation involving the Taylor Police Department is in progress. The employee has been placed on administrative leave, and the district is cooperating fully with law enforcement authorities. Due to the ongoing police investigation into this matter, the district cannot comment further on this incident.

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