Teacher accused of biting student

RAYMONDVILLE — Authorities are investigating a case in which a Raymondville High School agriculture teacher is accused of biting a student.

Raymondville Police have turned over the case to the Willacy County District Attorney’s Office, Police Chief Uvaldo Zamora said yesterday.

Zamora said the student’s parents filed a police report accusing teacher Juan Garza of biting their son’s arm in the city pool during a private party early last week.

“It was a bite wound,” Zamora said. “There’s a piece of flesh missing.”

“We did a thorough investigation,” Zamora said. “We’re waiting for the district attorney to see how we’re going to handle it. It’s a very sensitive issue.”

District Attorney Bernard Ammerman could not be reached for comment.

Superintendent Johnny Pineda said the case remains under investigation.

Zamora, who said he had no further information readily available, estimated the student to be about 16 to 18 years old.