Flower Mound Marcus offensive coordinator Tim Morrison has resigned from his position after he was arrested last week, Lewisville ISD confirmed to The Dallas Morning News on Tuesday.
Morrison was among the 46 men — a group that included a youth pastor and and an operations director of a large hospital network — that were arrested in an undercover prostitution sting this month in Frisco and Southlake. The men face charges of solicitation of prostitution, a felony in Texas punishable with up two years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
“Mr. Morrison was placed on administrative leave when the district became aware of his arrest and subsequently submitted his resignation to the district last week,” Lewisville ISD director of communications Amanda Brim said in a statement. “This is a legal matter outside his role in our district, and we have no indication the circumstances surrounding his arrest involved students.”
Morrison, who was hired in April of 2018, submitted his resignation on Jan. 18.
The sting operation took place Jan. 12 and 13 at the Hyatt near Stonebriar Centre in Frisco and the Hilton at Southlake Town Square. Authorities said that the men had arranged online to meet at the hotels with the intent to pay for sex.
“When you think of trafficking, you think of streets in Dallas or Fort Worth or strip clubs,” said Agent John Perez, who oversees the North Texas Trafficking Task Force, part of Homeland Security Investigations. “But there’s a lot of demand in the suburbs.”
In an email sent to Marcus families, principal Will Skelton said that Morrison has not returned to campus since he was placed on leave.
“I understand this is difficult news for our students and our school community,” Skelton wrote. “Our focus will continue to be supporting our students through any impact they may experience due to Coach Morrison’s unexpected departure. I have communicated directly with the football program and families in Coach Morrison’s class to ensure they know we are here to support them.”
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