Kaleb Tierce, a 26 year old high school teacher in Tuscola, Texas until March of this year, has been indicted on three counts of attempted improper relationship between educator and student. If convicted of the 3rd degree felony he could be sentenced to 2-10 years in prison.
Tierce was charged on Thursday and turned himself in on Friday. He has been released on $30,000 bail for the alleged incidents that occurred in 2005 and came to light recently. Tierce, who taught English and served as assistant football coast at Jim Ned High School, was suspended last year after an investigation was mounted regarding his freshman English reading list. One book in particular, Child of God, is the story of a murderer who had sex with his dead victims.
During the ensuing firestorm over that controversy, several female students came forward regarding inappropriate behavior that had occurred with Tierce. He reportedly asked one female student what she’d do to get a better grade. Taylor County Sheriff Sgt. John Cummins said, “Tierce asked one girl over to his house under a normal pretense and then allegedly kissed her and exposed himself to her. A third girl reported that he asked her for sexual favors.
School trustees voted in March not to renew Tierce’s contract based upon the Child of God book fiasco and well before the newest allegations ‘hit the fan’.