Former Hunt Elementary Teacher Faces New Charges

Former Hunt Elementary Teacher Faces New Charges

In July 2014, former Hunt Elementary teacher T. Allen Reich, 41, of Plano, was sentenced to 12 years for inappropriately touching one of his young students; he is now facing new charges.

Reich is being charged with three counts of indecency with a child and two counts of aggravated sexual assault with a child – all felonies.

Reich allegedly committed the offenses in March 2012, however, the details have not been released. Two of the charges against the former teacher are first-degree felonies, bringing a maximum punishment of life in prison.

Since April 2014, Reich has been incarcerated at the Collin County Jail, when he was found guilty of having an inappropriate relationship with a student and indecency with a child.

His 2014 conviction stems from several incidents involving a 9-year-old Hunt Elementary student that occurred between December 2009 and February 2010. At that time, Reich was a P.E. Coach.

Reich inappropriately touched her and she told investigators that he said he would kill her parents, her dog and her, if she told anyone about the sexual abuse.

According to Plano ISD records, around the same time period, a third grade student complained about Reich making her feel uncomfortable when he contacted her through her MyPISD account.

Reich Warned to Stay Away from Student

The former school principle warned Reich to stay away from the student unless a third person was present, but a month later, Reich was defiant and asked the girl to speak with him after class. In that incident, no disciplinary action was taken in response to the complaints.

During the 2005-2006 school year, Reich taught at Carlisle Elementary and Renner Middle School before teaching at Hunt later in the year. Prior to being hired by the district, he was a substitute teacher at Beverly, Haun, Mathews, and Carlisle elementary schools.

This is not the first time that a Hunt teacher was convicted of touching a student inappropriately. In August 2011, J. Garbarini, 29, a former kindergarten teacher, was sentenced to 62 years after he was accused of inducing little girls to participate in what students called the “mommy-baby” game in the classroom, which involved diapers.

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