San Antonio Teacher Accused of Sending Nude Photos to Kennedy High School Student

A local teacher at Kennedy High School in San Antonio is facing serious allegations after being accused of sending nude photos and engaging in inappropriate conduct with a 17-year-old student. According to an arrest affidavit, the accused teacher has been identified as 29-year-old Miguel Angel Nava Jr. The court documents claim that Nava Jr. confessed to communicating with the student and sending explicit photos of himself to her through Instagram.

The incident came to light when another student, who did not even know the victim, reported her concerns to school staff after hearing about the situation. The student felt worried about the victim’s well-being, prompting officials to take immediate action. An interview was conducted with the victim, who revealed that Nava Jr. had found her on Instagram and initiated communication with her. The victim stated that Nava Jr. had sent her three nude photos of himself.

During the investigation, Nava Jr. admitted to kissing the student in his classroom but denied any further sexual activity. Similarly, the student denied having a sexual relationship with Nava Jr. However, when police questioned the Geometry teacher, he willingly handed over his cell phone for a search. Investigators found explicit photos on Nava Jr.’s phone, which matched the photos found on the victim’s phone.

Detectives also interviewed the parents of the victim, particularly the mother, who expressed shock and distress as Nava Jr. had previously been her younger daughter’s teacher at a local IDEA school campus. The affidavit does not specify at which IDEA campus Nava Jr. taught. The younger child was also interviewed and denied being abused by Nava Jr.

The IDEA school system issued a statement acknowledging the arrest but clarified that Nava Jr. had not been associated with their organization since May 2023. They emphasized that the arrest did not relate to any allegations raised during his employment with IDEA. As an ongoing investigation, further inquiries were directed to local law enforcement.

While the affidavit does not mention any previous similar allegations involving Nava Jr. and other students, the Edgewood Independent School District (ISD) responded to the incident. Edgewood ISD stated that they were made aware of the teacher’s alleged solicitation of a student and promptly launched an investigation. The teacher is no longer employed with Edgewood ISD, and the district emphasized their commitment to the safety and security of their students, faculty, and staff.

Nava Jr.’s absence from the Texas teacher certifications website was explained by Edgewood officials, who stated that he had been involved in a teacher training program and held a one-year temporary status. The charges against Nava Jr. include improper relationship between educator and student, which is a second-degree felony, as well as a misdemeanor charge of distributing harmful matter to a minor. He was able to post a bond of $60,000 and was released within hours. Nava Jr. is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on February 28.

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