A Coronado High School art teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student was in federal court Thursday morning to hear a federal complaint against him.
Scott Hall appeared with his attorney, Dan Hurley, before U.S. Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant for an initial appearance for a federal complaint of enticement of a minor.
Federal investigators believe Hall used emails and text messages to persuade, induce, entice or coerce the girl to engage in sexual activity.
Hall was arrested Monday after Lubbock police and an FBI agent began an investigation on Sunday when the girl’s mother reported the relationship.
Lubbock ISD spokeswoman Nancy Sharp said Hall is still on administrative leave. He is being held at the Lubbock County Detention Center.
A preliminary hearing and detention hearing is set for Oct. 10 to determine if Hall is eligible to be released on bond.
He also faces in state court a second-degree felony count of improper relationship between an educator and student. His bail on that charge is set at $100,000.