Wednesday, former New Waverly teacher and powerlifting coach Mike Lawrence Carolan was arrested and charged with having an improper relationship with a female student.
Carolan was taken into custody by Conroe police and transported to the Walker County Jail on the second-degree felony charge. The student in this case is not a minor. However, under state law it is a second-degree felony for a school employee to have an improper relationship with a student who is enrolled in the same distrct in which the employee is working.
Earlier this month, Carolan resigned from his position during a school board meeting. He had been placed on administrative leave by school officials in March following a report of the incident.