FORT WORTH — A former Fort Worth ISD teacher, and one-time pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization, is being accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student at Arlington Heights High School.
Chad Hawkins, 34, was found in his car with the girl last week, according to court documents.
A Westworth Village police officer noticed the car windows "were steamed up." An affidavit states the two engaged in sexual touching in a gym parking lot.
"What makes you think you can do that with a 16-year-old girl? It's sick," said Arlington Heights senior Jose Garcia.
The relationship apparently developed online through Facebook. Police said the history teacher set up a fake profile account under the name "Thomas Durdan," from which he could then message the girl — sometimes during school hours.
In one message, the "Durdan" account wrote:
"I want you to walk into my class next period and sit right on my lap ha!"
"It's shocking," said Karen Casey, who has a student at Arlington Heights.
Even more concerning for some parents was that Hawkins was also an athletic coach at the school.
Hawkins was drafted by the Rangers organization in 2000. A spokesperson said on Wednesday he never pitched in the major leagues and only played in the minors for a "couple of seasons."
He resigned late last week from Fort Worth ISD.