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Hays County high school coach arrested for child porn possession

Lehman High School coach Jonathan Proud, 29, has been arrested for possession of child pornography, according to Hays CISD. (Photo: Hays County Jail)

Hays CISD says that a coach and teacher at Lehman High School has been arrested for possession of child pornography.

The district says Jonathan Proud resigned his coaching and teaching position on Wednesday morning.

According to Hays CISD, the district was alerted late Sunday night by the Kyle Police Department that they were seeking an arrest warrant for Proud, who was immediately placed on administrative leave and not allowed on campus or near any students.

Since August of 2016, Proud had been the power-lifting coach at Lehman High School. The district says he was also serving as the interim athletic coordinator at the school since January 18.

“I don’t know, he never had a problem or anything like that,” said Elvin Moreno, who was in his powerlifting class for a short time.

He was surprised that Kyle Police arrested Coach Proud on a possession of child pornography charge.

“I was pretty shocked yeah I was shocked, I never expected that from him,” the student said.

According to the arrest affidavit, it was Proud’s wife who turned him in, after finding topless pictures of a former student from Italy High School, in North Texas, on his phone.

The affidavit says Proud's wife called the girl after seeing the pictures and she told her he asked for nude pictures, but that she hadn’t really wanted to send them.

Both police and Hays CISD say no Lehman High School students were victimized.

“It’s still wrong, what he did,” said Moreno.

CBS Austin reached out Italy ISD for comment, but we have not yet heard back.end them.

The Kyle Police Department says Proud was taken into custody on Wednesday morning without incident.


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