Law firm: KISD teacher accused of fondling 8th grade girl's breasts passes polygraph

The Killeen ISD teacher who was removed in October and barred from all district campuses after being accused of fondling a female student's breasts on Oct. 11 has passed a polygraph test, the law firm representing him announced Thursday.

Rick Davis & Associates claimed eighth grade science teacher David House, who taught at Palo Alto Middle School, had been cooperating with authorities and given a voluntary statement to a Killeen ISD investigator after being confronted with the allegation, which the district said was made by students.

"In order to provide added assurance to the district that the accusations against him are false, House has volunteered to submit to a second polygraph examination conducted by an examiner named by the district," the law firm wrote in a press release. "He has also offered to submit to a psycho-sexual evaluation to prove that he has no sexual attraction to children."

The Killeen Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division has been investigating the case since the accusations were made by eighth grade students at the middle school and then reported to law enforcement by the district," Killeen Police Spokesperson Ofelia Miramontez told Channel 6 back in October.

"KISD will work closely, and cooperate fully, with authorities during the investigation," Principal Matthew Widacki wrote when the story first became public. 

Widacki added that Child Protective Services had also been notified.

House's attorneys said he had been employed by Killeen ISD for 14 years and had taught on the Palo Alto campus since August 2015. The law firm said his record with the district was "exemplary."

"We think that the timing of the false allegations is telling," House's Attorney Rick Davis wrote in a statement. "The allegation was made at the end of the first nine week grading period after Mr. House had been contacting some students' parents about deficient performance and unsatisfactory conduct in the classroom."

Channel 6 has viewed a copy of the polygraph test, which was provided by the law firm and appeared to be consistent with the firm's statements.

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