Former Durant ISD employee arrested for alleged sexual relationship with student

Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 8:36 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 at 12:21 PM CST
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DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - A formal Durant ISD employee charged child sexual abuse turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest Wednesday.

Ryan Capps turned himself into the Calera Police Department around 1:30 p.m. and was transported to the Bryan County Jail.

Capps is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old girl at Durant Middle School and faces charges of child sexual abuse and indecent proposals to a child under 16.

Capps bond was set to half a million dollars and he posted bond just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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Ryan Capps was a student teacher at Durant Middle School.

We reached out to Durant Public Schools who confirmed Capps is no longer employed but would not release information about what led to his termination, only saying that it was a “personal matter.”

Durant Police told News 12 that it was a call from the school district that triggered the investigation.

Durant Detective Brandon Mitchell said, “last week we were notified by the superintendent of Durant Public School of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student.”

Durant PD confirmed that the student is just 14-years-old.

“Mr. Capps [is] being charged with child sexual abuse and indecent proposals to a child under 16,” said Detective Mitchell.

This is an ongoing investigation.

But, News 12 has learned that the cell phones of both the student and Capps are now in the possession of Durant PD.

Capps warrant was issued this morning around 10:30 a.m. where he later turned himself in, two hours later, to Calera PD who then took him to the Bryan County Jail.

“So far he’s cooperated with us, he’s talked to us about a few things,” Detective Mitchell said.

Capps sat in jail for two hours before making bail just before 4 p.m.

His bond was set at $500,000.

Police are not releasing much information as this is a sensitive case involving a minor.

Here’s what we know about Capps, News 12 was at Kingston High School when he signed a letter of intent to attend an Oklahoma university back in 2017.

“Don’t have a whole lot of information on him other than you know he came from Kingston and went to Southeastern,” said Detective Mitchell.

He was on the Southeastern’s golf team’s roster for four years.

News 12 will continue to follow the investigation.