Thomas Calvin Vickers age 42, of the Magnolia area was arrested Thursday at the campus with by Harris County Precinct 4 with the help of CISD Police. Harris County High Tech Crime Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force were the ones that were able to stop Vickers actions. He was placed in the Harris County Jail on a $150,000 bond and charged with possession of child pornography and enticing a child.
Detectives posing as a 14 year old on-line and was looking for a teen age girl. They started chatting with Vickers and the conversation turned to sex very quickly. He turned his web cam on and was not clothed, He also shared photos of other underage girls which he already had.
Dr. Sarah Sanders, Moorhead’s principal sent a letter home to parents explaining school officials have no reason to believe the allegations against Vickers involve any CISD students or took place on CISD property.
But that is the scenario investigators fear. The teacher was allegedly seeking sex online with a girl the same age as his students, and he reportedly told investigators he has had sex with girls as young as 14 in the past.
“School district faculty and staff wish to assure parents and students that the safety and well-being of our students is always our first priority and urge them to contact the principal, assistant principals, or the school counselor if any questions or concerns arise,” Sanders wrote in the letter to parents.
Parents or students with any information on the case are asked to contact Precinct 4 at 281-401-6205 or Conroe ISD police at 936-709-8911.
According to Vicker’s resume he was a 7th grade teacher from 1994 to 2000 and then 8th grade from 2000 to present in the History Department and is the Chair AT Moorhead. He is was a Texas State Board of Education 7th TEKS Revision Committee Member until 2009 and Facilitator Conroe ISD Challenge Course since 2005. Vickers graduated was a graduate of Conroe High School and attended Sam Houston State and Austin College. He has a Bachelors in Political Science and hold a Texas Teachers Certificate for History for grades 6-12 and a Secondary Education Certificate.