Former Van Alstyne assistant principal arrested for child sex abuse

McKINNEY, Tex. (KXII) - A former Van Alstyne middle school assistant principal is no longer employed with the district after being arrested in Collin County, accused of sexually abusing a child under 14.

McKinney Police say Kirby Glynn Smith, 50, was arrested Tuesday for continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children after a juvenile male made an outcry to a therapist during a therapy session.

Smith was initially being held in the Collin County Jail on $500,000 bond. The bond had been lowered to $100,000. Wednesday night, Smith was released from the Collin County jail.

Court documents say Smith was mentoring the victim and would meet twice a week. They say Smith repeatedly raped, sodomized and inappropriately touched a young boy for over a year. The report accounts for more than 10 instances of assault in McKinney, Van Alstyne, Smith's house and car and even his office and classrooms at the schools.

The victim told police Smith was a family friend and his brother's former math teacher. After interviewing the victim, detectives say the last time it happened was last month, but began as early as July of last year.

An affidavit says Smith would pick the child up at his house to play basketball and vape THC. The abuse reportedly began with inappropriate touching and progressed to sexual assault.

A letter posted on Van Alstyne ISD's Facebook page (below) states an unnamed employee was arrested by McKinney police for sex abuse of a child. The school says it is fully cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation. They say they are unaware of any victims that go to the school in the district.

The Texas Education Agency lists Smith's teaching certification as active.

McKinney Police at this time there are no other known victims, but anyone with further information is asked to call detectives at 972-547-2710.