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Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 4 Students

Keller police have arrested T. James Burns, 44, of Arlington, Texas for targeting teenage girls. Burns is accused of sexually assaulting female high school students, all from the Keller area.

The Keller Police Department has a scheduled news conference about the Burns’ case Thursday at 1 p.m., which will stream live on NBC 5’s website.

A two-week long investigation took place, which involved the Keller Independent School District. Once the police had sufficient evidence, the Keller Police Department announced its accusations on Thursday, alleging that Burns sexually assaulted four female Keller-area high school students.

On Wednesday, Burns was arrested by the authorities and charged with four counts of sexual assault of a child, with each charge being a second-degree felony.

Burns is currently behind bars at Keller Regional Jail on $400,000 bond.

Keller ISD officials said that the district is alarmed to learn of Burns’ arrest on felony charges of sexual assault involving high school students. “While Keller PD continues its investigation we have confirmed the suspect has never been an employee of the district,” Keller ISD said in a statement.

Keller ISD noted that safety is a top priority to the district, and it urged parents to talk to their children and notify the police if anyone else has any other information regarding this case.

Keller police also pleaded with parents to discuss the assaults with their children in case there are other victims that the department does not know about.

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While it’s been confirmed that Burns is not and never was an employee of Keller ISD, that doesn’t change the fact that Texas as a whole has had a lot of issues with teachers having inappropriate relationships with students in recent years.

If your son or daughter has been sexually abused by someone who has been entrusted to care for them, we urge you to reach out to The Zendeh Del Law Firm for help. Unfortunately, these situations can and do happen, and when they do, it is our goal to bring justice to the victims and their families.

Contact a Plano personal injury lawyer from our firm today!