Smith County: sex offender frequented John Tyler High School area

Friday, January 6, 2012 - 10:54am

According to Smith County Probations officials, a Brazoria County sex offender,
Anthony Lawrence Taylor, was caught in the John Tyler High School area multiple times.

Smith County authorities alerted Brazoria officials to the problem. Brazoria lifted the probation and issued a warrant for Taylor's arrest.

Taylor was arrested in early December.

Tyler ISD released the following statement:

Earlier this week, John Tyler High School administrators initiated a thorough investigation into claims that Mr. Anthony Lawrence Taylor had been allowed on campus to wash cars. Through the course of the investigation, administrators learned that a Tyler ISD employee had allowed individuals on campus without following proper procedures. While Tyler ISD does not disclose internal personnel issues, we can confirm that the individual who failed to follow proper procedure is no longer employed by the district.

Student safety is a top priority at Tyler ISD. Campus and district administrators will continue to review policies and practices and take appropriate actions to ensure our campuses remain safe places for students to learn.

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