A Ross S. Sterling High School teacher in hot water over an alleged sexual relationship with a student has bonded out of jail according to court documents. 

Samuel Scott Johnson, 49, was arrested Jan. 15 for having an improper relationship with a student, but after a court appearance Tuesday morning, he bonded out of jail on a $30,000 bond. 

Court records show Johnson is set to appear in the 176th District Court at 8:30 a.m. March 2 for an arraignment. 

The court documents, written by a Goose Creek CISD police officer Shawn Hantz, state Johnson had been engaged in sexual intercourse with a female student multiple times since at least November.

After an investigation, Johnson met with Eloy Chapa, the district’s human resources director, where he gave a written statement admitting he had the relationship with the student. He subsequently resigned.  

A letter sent home to Johnson’s students by Sterling’s Academic Dean Jennifer Fierro Thursday stated Johnson had resigned from his position as an OnRamps Physics and AP Physics teacher. The letter further stated Thomas Butcher has now been assigned those duties. 

School district officials say the case is still under investigation. 


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