A former Tivy High School teacher was formally charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child on March 14, 2018, Improper relationship between educator and student on April 12, 2018, and Improper relationship between educator and student on April 21, 2018.
According to KPD Sgt. Jonathon Lamb, in March of 2020, the Kerrville Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit was contacted by a complainant who was a former student at Tivy High School. The complainant reported that during the 2018 school year, they were sexually abused by former KISD teacher Aaron Chatagnier, who is no longer employed by the school district.
A thorough investigation was initiated based on the victim coming forward. As in all sexual assault cases, the alleged victim’s identity has not been released.
Aaron Chatagnier, DOB 4/15/1972, a former Tivy High School math teacher was indicted by the 216th District Grand Jury last week and Chatagnier was arrested Saturday, January 23, 2021, according to Kerr County Jail Records. He has been released on bond.
Chatagnier began working for Kerrville ISD on August 15, 2016, and he resigned his position on April 30, 2018.
The district filed a report with the Texas Education Agency Office of Educator Investigators on May 7, 2018, and a reprimand was placed on his teacher certification by the Texas Education Agency, according to a release from KISD.
Additionally, the district filed a second report with the Texas Education Agency on June 2, 2020, when the district became aware of the investigation that led to this indictment.
Kerrville ISD has released a statement saying that they are continuing to fully cooperate with the Kerrville Police Department , the 216th District Attorney’s Office, and the Texas Education Agency to ensure the continued safety of students and the community.