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Former Sanger Band Director Charged With Indecency With A Child

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Spring break in the Sanger Independent School District ended with an unpleasant surprise for some parents, after hearing that former high school band director Jimmie Exline Jr. is charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact.

Anji Renfro's son attends Sanger High School, and says she never received a note from the district about Exline's arrest. "Really shocked to find that out. I think that everyone who attends that school should be aware of what's going on at that school. I think it's kind of something all parents should be aware of."

A parent whose student is in the high school band says the district only notified them about what happened after the news of the criminal charge first came out.

In Exline's arrest warrant affidavit, a Sanger police detective says the school district's superintendent, Kent Crutsinger, told him that Exline Jr. resigned February 27 and had committed a "felony offense."

The affidavit has many details crossed out, including whether the victim is a boy or girl and where exactly the incidents allegedly took place. The court document quotes the victim as saying the band director touched him or her inappropriately, and placed the victim's hand on him inappropriately as well.

The document quotes the victim as saying he or she "...moved the defendant's hand off and he apologized..." and stated the defendant told the victim that "...he didn't mean to do it and wouldn't go that far..."

The victim says he or she "just felt very uncomfortable." So does Anji Renfro. "That's a very serious crime I feel like, and I think as an educator, you shouldn't put yourself in a position where that would happen at all."

CBS 11 News went to Exline's house in Sanger Friday seeking comment, but no one came to the door.

A spokeswoman with the Texas Education Agency says after the criminal case ends, they will conduct their own investigation to determine whether there were complaints made against Exline Jr. at the six school districts where he previously worked.

The state will also consider if Exline Jr. should lose his teacher certification.

The superintendent and police chief didn't return my calls.

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