5th accusation at 'Friday Night Lights' school

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The Texas high school made famous by the book "Friday Night Lights" says a longtime teacher who was among five former staffers accused of having improper relationships with students committed suicide a day after the allegations surfaced.

Mark Lampman taught government and coached girls' golf at Permian High School in Odessa for 17 years. School officials didn't detail his alleged relationship with a female student but called it improper.

School district spokesman Mike Adkins says the school learned of the accusation Tuesday and that Lampman resigned after being questioned.

The Ector County sheriff says the 47-year-old died Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A woman who answered the phone at his home Thursday declined comment.

Two accused former staffers are awaiting trial, and police are investigating allegations against two others.

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