Texas elementary school teacher charged with inappropriately touching two girls

Texas elementary school teacher charged with inappropriately touching two girls

A Houston-area elementary school teacher is charged with sexually assaulting two girls at a third grade Christmas party. 

47-year-old Danilo Rafael Martinez, a bilingual teacher at Eickenroht Elementary School, was released on two $75,000 bonds Thursday evening, according to a local ABC affiliate. 

Both girls told investigators that Martinez touched them several times, including one time at a school Christmas party. 

According to the statement from Spring Independent School District, Martinez is suspended without pay and recommended for termination. 

“The safety of our students is our highest priority,” the statement read. “We are extremely concerned that a charge of this nature has been brought against a teacher in the district.”

The Harris County District Clerk’s office did not immediately respond to an inquiry from The Hill.