Katy teacher charged in inappropriate relationship

- A Katy High School art teacher is charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Robert Milton, 42, carried on the relationship with the student starting in April 2015, according to a probable cause statement.

The student told a Katy Independent School District Police Department officer that the relationship continued after she graduated in June 2015. Katy ISD has confirmed that Milton had been with the district for 18 years, but resigned shortly after the investigation started.

Katy ISD media relations manager Maria Corrales DiPetta released the following statement on Friday:

At Katy Independent School District, we are committed to providing a safe learning environment for all of our students.  Yesterday the district was informed that the Harris County District Attorney's Office filed criminal charges against, Robert Milton, a Katy High School teacher, for allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student.

As soon as the District became aware of the concern an investigation was launched. Milton was immediately placed on administrative leave.  Several days later, the teacher resigned from Katy ISD.  The District is cooperating fully with prosecutors with the Harris County District Attorney's Office during this investigation and will continue to do so.

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