A Highland Park ISD teacher and coach has been arrested for suspicion of an improper relationship between educator and student.

According to Potter County Sheriff’s Office arrest records, Brian Pantoja was arrested Thursday while on the Highland Park campus at 15300 East Amarillo Boulevard.

Pantoja is a former high school football player and was also a valedictorian at Hart High School.  He attended West Texas A&M on a scholarship in 2010.  Now 25-years-old, he previously worked at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Amarillo campus.  He began working with Highland Park ISD in 2016.

He was married in July.

There are no further details regarding the student or specific details of the allegations.

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