CORSICANA -- A former Corsicana High School band director was arrested for online solicitation of a minor.

Richard Wygant, 44, is accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to a minor from a cell phone.

Cosicana police said numerous sexually explicit text messages were sent to a then 16-year-old, now 17-year-old female, in the spring and summer of this year.

Officials became aware of the situation regarding Wygant earlier this week when students brought concerns to administrators.

He was arrested at his home on Thursday without incident and bonded out on $150,000.

Wygant has been with the district for two years and a background check was performed before he started teaching.

Wygant resigned from the district on Tuesday.

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