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Former Hays County teacher indicted on indecency with a child charges

By Megan Wehring

HAYS COUNTY – A former Hays CISD teacher was indicted on charges related to the alleged sexual abuse of students.

Andrew Palmore

Andrew Palmore, 50, was indicted by a Hays County grand jury on Wednesday, Sept. 14, for one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child and two counts of indecency with a child.

Officers from the Kyle Police Department arrested Palmore on Tuesday, March 1, and charged him with ‘Indecency with a Child’ – this stemmed from a long investigation by law enforcement. Hays CISD was first alerted to the investigation by Kyle PD on Feb. 1. Palmore was immediately placed on leave, and his access to Hays CISD campuses and students was removed on that date.

At a special meeting on March 8, the HCISD Board of Trustees approved the termination of Palmore’s term contract “for good cause as reviewed in closed session” and directed Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright to provide notice to the employee.

Palmore was a substitute teacher for Hays CISD during the spring semester of 2012. He substituted at Blanco Vista and Science Hall elementary schools, as well as Simon Middle School during that time. He was hired full-time by Hays CISD in August 2014 at Blanco Vista Elementary, where he has worked as a second, fourth, and fifth-grade teacher.

About Author

Megan Navarro (formerly Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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