UPDATE: Academy ISD staff member arrested identified

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UPDATE: The Academy Independent School District arrested and fired one of their staff members on Friday for allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a former student.

The staff member has been identified as 40-year-old Academy High School Coach Gus Leroy Beuershausen, of Temple.

Coach Gus Leroy Beuershausen

Beuershausen was arrested by the Texas Rangers on Friday, and is charged with sexual assault of a child under 17 years of age. The ranger in charge of the investigation says no information surrounding the investigation will be released at this time. 

The investigation is still active and ongoing, and the integrity of the investigation is a priority.

Beuershausen previously coached the Academy Lady Bees to the Class 3A State Championship in 2017. The ceremony held to present the championship rings in September was postponed due to the rings being stolen. Brendon Jace Bolsins and Marcus Jerome Knotts were named as persons of interest in this case.

Below is the original text from this story:

The Academy Independent School District says one of their staff members has been arrested for allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a former student at the time the student was enrolled in the district.

This kind of relationship is prohibited by state and federal law, and is a criminal offense in the state of Texas.

The district is actively cooperating with law enforcement and the investigation into the allegations. The staff member is no longer employed with Academy ISD.

The district has no evidence of any other inappropriate relationships or conduct at this time, but investigations are underway.

Sources: Bell County Jail, Academy Independent School District

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