Two Substitutes Banned From HPISD Schools

Highland Park ISD officials said two substitute teachers will no longer be allowed to work at the school district following two separate incidents at the high school.

“A student used his cellphone to record one substitute teacher viewing inappropriate yet legal material on his computer,” said Jon Dahlander, HPISD chief of staff and director of communication. “Another substitute, on his first day at work, was removed from campus regarding concerns for his own well being.”

Internet rumors were abuzz today about the substitute teachers being arrested at Highland Park High School, however, Dahlander confirmed that neither teacher was arrested.

Another rumor claimed one of the substitutes was using “drugs in the bathroom.”

Dahlander said that neither of the substitutes were removed for involvement with drugs, nor did it appear that either was under the influence.

“We appreciate the students and professionals who brought these concerns to our attention so that appropriate action could be taken,” he said. “Neither individual will be allowed to substitute again in HPISD.”

Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and government reporting and an obsession with all things culture and arts. She serves as the Managing Editor for Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, curating content for the Living Well and Faith sections, as well as producing the Fall and Spring society sections and 20 Under 40. From luncheons to galas to exhibition openings to new Dallas restaurants, you can find her out and about on Instagram @Bianca_TBD or @peoplenewspapers. You can also reach her by email at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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