Klein ISD Substitute Teacher Charged With Online Solicitation Of Minor
Spring, Texas – April 12th, 2017: Darragh Smith, a substitute teacher for the Klein Independent School District has been fired after he was arrested and charged with attempted aggravated assault and online solicitation of a minor. The district immediately terminated Smith’s employment after they were notified of the charges.
Smith has subbed for the district for 1 year and 2 months, teaching at Klein, Klein Forest, Klein Oak and Klein Collins high schools. District officials said that no Klein ISD students were involved in this incident.
According to public records, Smith is a resident of Spring, TX with no prior criminal charges.
The district sent the following statement to parents:
Klein ISD considers the safety of our students as our highest priority. We were just made aware that a substitute teacher, Darragh Smith, was arrested and charged with attempted aggravated assault of a minor/online solicitation. The district immediately terminated Smith’s employment. Findings currently suggest that no Klein students were involved; however, we will continue to monitor the case. Out of an abundance of caution, we also notified parents of students attending the four high schools where Smith subbed over the last year and two months.