Crime

Connally ISD teacher arrested, charged with online solicitation of a minor

Timothy Bruner, 59, a teacher at Connally ISD, on a charge of online solicitation of a minor
source McLennan County Sheriff’s Office

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday announced the arrest of Timothy Bruner, 59, a teacher at Connally ISD, on a charge of online solicitation of a minor.

Bruner was arrested Thursday morning and his arrest was announced during a news conference meant to update county residents on the arrest of an inmate who escaped a day earlier.

The teacher allegedly communicated with an undercover deputy participating in an operation meant to combat human trafficking.

Bruner allegedly exchanged photos and lewd texts with whom he believed to be a minor, investigators said.

The Connally ISD website lists a Timothy Bruner as a second grade teacher at Connally Primary School. The district said the teacher has been placed on administrative leave.

The district released the following statement:

“On October 14, 2021, Connally ISD was informed by the McLennan County Sherriff’s Department that an educator employed at the Connally Primary Campus was arrested for alleged conduct not related to school. The information shared by McLennan County did not indicate any allegations of any act or victim from the Connally ISD community. Connally ISD has placed the educator on administrative leave according to CISD policy and will continue to monitor this matter to ensure a safe school environment.”

Written by KWTX Staff

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