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A junior high school teacher is on suspension, awaiting termination after allegations of an inappropriate relationship with an adult high school student were confirmed by district officials.

After allegations of the relationship were reported to the Palestine Independent School District earlier this week, officials joined the Palestine Police Department in a thorough investigation.

Thursday, officials confirmed inappropriate actions on the part of the teacher, including text messaging, and an off-campus relationship.

The identities of those involved have not yet been disclosed, due to an ongoing investigation.

The teacher remains on suspension, and the termination process will begin by Friday, PISD spokesperson Larissa Loveless said.

“Palestine ISD thanks the Palestine Police Department,” Loveless said. “We will continue to work with law enforcement throughout the remainder of the case.”