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According to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, Poteet High School Band Director Joe Rodriguez has been booked into the Atascosa County Jail for one count Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact and one count Improper Relations, Teacher-Student. Two warrants were issued for his arrest this afternoon. Rodriguez turned himself in to the ACSO.

An investigation was headed up by the Texas Rangers after a high school student reported that Rodriguez has been allegedly making advances at her for the past year. The student stated that allegedly Rodriguez would make indecent comments to her and allegedly touched her inappropriately one day. She stated that when she called him out on it, he replied he was only joking. She also stated that he allegedly would drive by her house and stop by her place of work looking for her.

Rodriguez, who has been the band director at Poteet High School since 2018, turned himself in to the ACSO late Thursday afternoon.

4 responses to “Poteet ISD Band Director arrested”

  1. This is utterly ridiculous! Mr. Rodriguez has been teaching middle and high school students for more than half his life. He would give his shirt off his back to anyone in need. He has been held in high esteem by his peers, students and parents and he helped me immensely during a time when my family suffered a tragedy. Whomever has accused him needs to get right with God and tell the truth!

    • Geneva says:

      He may not have harassed you because he didn’t like you in that way. Just because he helped you doesn’t mean he is not capable of committing crimes.

  2. This is utterly ridiculous! Mr. Rodriguez has been teaching middle and high school students for more than half his life. He would give his shirt off his back to anyone in need. He has been held in high esteem by his peers, students and parents and he helped me immensely during a time when my family suffered a tragedy. Whomever has accused him needs to get right with God and tell the truth!

    • Melissa Susan Reed says:

      They are called child predators for a reason, Lady. Maybe you should wait and get the facts. Reactionary Mary!

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