BISD Teacher Arrested on Sex Charges

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A Bryan I.S.D. teacher was arrested Wednesday, accused of having sexual relations with a student.

Bruce Unger, 27, has been charged with two counts of indecency with a child.

According to police reports, Unger inappropriately touched an 11-year-old male student on two separate occasions.

During a recorded phone conversation, court documents state, Unger admitted to the incidents, apologized for his actions, and said he would never do it again.

Unger was released from the Brazos County jail on $40,000 bond.

Unger has been placed on administrative leave by Bryan I.S.D administrators pending an investigation. He has been employed with Bryan I.S.D. for four years.

He was currently working as a physical education teacher at Neal Elementary.

The following statement was released by Sandy Farris, Bryan ISD Director of Communications, regarding the arrest of Bruce Unger:

The Bryan ISD family is devastated by the events surrounding Mr. Unger's arrest. Our focus today and in the coming days is to provide whatever support is necessary for the faculty and students at Neal Elementary and the greater BISD community. Superintendent Mike Cargill met with the Neal faculty this morning to inform them of the arrest.

Counselors are available for parents who may need some direction on how to discuss this event with their children. The Neal phone number is 209-3860.

Neal principal, Linda Asberry, is an incredibly strong, compassionate leader who shepherds a very close-knit group of educators on that campus. It is their desire that everyone concerned be held in thoughts and prayers as they weather this storm together.