Kingwood Park High School teacher accused of sex with student

Zachary Burton Harlan, 35, is charged with improper relationship with a student

January 24, 2014 11:34:21 AM PST
A high school economics teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Zachary Burton Harlan, 35, is charged with improper relationship with a student. According to court documents, Harlan, who taught economics at Kingwood Park High School, reportedly began a flirtatious relationship with a high school senior that he admitted to the school principal "got carried away."

The teen told Humble ISD police that she had emailed numerous times with Harlan between September and November 2013. Police investigated the girl's emails, with her consent, and say they found evidence of a sexual relationship between the teen and Harlan.

Harlan refused an interview with police. Bail in the case has been set at $10,000.

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