Head Start employee accused of inappropriately touching students

A Head Start employee, who is accused of inappropriately touching three Head Start students, has been arrested by the Hays County Sheriff's Office. The alleged indecent behavior occurred on one of the campuses for the Hays Consolidated Independent School District.

29-year-old Mark Anthony Jr, Ortega was charged with three counts of indecency with a child.

Head Start, a program that provides services to low-income children and their families, is independent of Hays CISD but uses space at Uhland Elementary School. According to Hays CISD, the alleged indecent behavior occurred at Uhland Elementary School.

Hays CISD has made counselors from the school district available to all Uhland Elementary students, parents, and staff members upon learning of the allegation.