BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE: (March 27 11:58 a.m.) Court documents obtained by 23ABC show that a 17-year-old girl and a local teacher reportedly engaged in an "inappropriate texting relationship."
According to the Kern High School District, Johnny Gray Watson, 50, was employed as a teacher at the Regional Occupational Center (ROC). The district also said that he was placed on unpaid administrative leave on March 6.
Those documents state that Watson asked the student to continue their conversation on SnapChat, which automatically deletes messages once they're opened.
The victim used an iPad to photograph the messages she was allegedly getting from Watson.
Court documents revealed some of the messages Watson sent the student victim, asking her for example if she had thought about having sex with him and that they had to keep their texting relationship on the "down low."
He also asked her to deny their relationship if it came to light. The document says that Watson showed consciousness of guilt by telling the victim that if his wife found out, or that if anyone found out, his job and career would be over.
Although the victim participated in their "sexting relationship," she ended their relationship but Watson continued to press her.
Watson has not issued a statement and has hired an attorney. He was arrested on March 12 and was arraigned for annoying a minor, according to court documents.