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Logansport teacher arrested after 17,000 text messages between him and student

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Marcus McCan, 34 (Source: DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office) Marcus McCan, 34 (Source: DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office)
LOGANSPORT, LA (KSLA) -

"At 17, she's an adult, but she's still a student."

That's the summation of DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office Lt. Robert Davidson in the case of Marcus McCann, 34, who turned himself in Monday at the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office.

The former Logansport High School teacher is now charged with prohibited sexual contact between teacher and student.

KSLA News 12 looks at the evidence investigators have in the case.

Former Logansport High School teacher Marcus McCann used to teach math and coach the girls' basketball team. He resigned last month when allegations surfaced that he had had an inappropriate relationship with a student there.

Detectives looked into the accusations and say that they found sexual text messages sent between him and a 17-year-old female student.

"There was almost 17,000 text messages between the two, and some of them were during school hours, Logansport detectives say.

DeSoto Parish schools says this behavior is unacceptable.

Because of the student's age, McCann is only charged with a misdemeanor instead of a felony.

The DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office says it doesn't have evidence of a physical relationship between the two. But they still take the offense seriously.

The case has been handed over to the district attorney's office.

McCann made bond on Monday, so he is no longer in jail.

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