RANGER, Texas - A Ranger High School coach has resigned after being arrested for allegedly trying to solicit a prostitute, Ranger ISD Superintendent Mike Thompson confirmed Wednesday.
Thompson told KTXS that Tuck's resignation letter was handwritten and was received Wednesday morning.
Thompson said Tuck was "regretful and sorry about being untruthful."
Shane Tuck was taken into custody during an undercover sting operation in McLennan County. He was one of 46 people arrested after the sting targeted pimps, prostitutes and "johns."
According to the McLennan Sheriff's Office this sting was apart of a bigger crackdown on prostitution; it is one of three stings that has taken place over the last 15 months and has resulted in a total of 138 arrest.
The month-long undercover operation began Jan. 1 and was the fourth sting completed by the McLennan County Sheriff's Department.
"I have a child that was in his class, it's disappointing to me as a parent also," Thompson said. "My expectations and Ranger ISD's expectation is that our staff members are quality people both at school and outside of school."
Tuck, along with the other suspects, faced charges related to prostitution or human trafficking.
Tuck was in the Waco area attending a coaching conference he was driving a marked Ranger ISD vehicle at the time of the arrest.
Tuck's wife is also employed with the district, Thompson said he believes the staff and the students will support her if she decides to stay.
"I believe she will return to work [Thursday], I think the kids and the community, once they understand the situation will rally around her," Thompson said.
According to the McLennan County Sheriff's Department, Tuck was arrested Jan. 16 after soliciting an undercover officer online. He is charged with prostitution, which is a Class B misdemeanor. His bond was set at $1,000. He was released the same day he was arrested.
The Ranger ISD website said Tuck was a coach for the football and baseball teams. He also taught social studies and world geography to eighth grade and high school students.
A Ranger High School coach was arrested Tuesday after allegedly trying to solicit a prostitute during an undercover sting operation in McLennan County.
According to KXXV.com, Shane Tuck was one of 46 people arrested. The month-long undercover operation began Jan. 1 and was the fourth sting completed by the McLennan County Sheriff's Department.
Tuck, along with the other suspects, faced charges related to prostitution or human trafficking. KTXS has reached out to the McLennan County Sheriff's Office for Tuck's exact charges but have not heard back at this time.
According to the Ranger ISD website, Tuck is a coach for the football and baseball teams. He also teaches social studies and world geography to eighth grade and high school students.