• Band director facing the music after school instruments turn up in pawn shop

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    LAREDO, Texas -

    A Texas middle school assistant band director is facing the music after allegedly selling the school’s musical instruments at a pawn shop.

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     Former Christen Middle School band teacher Antonio Roberto Alvarez, 43, is accused of pawning thousands of dollars worth of musical instruments, according to KGNS-TV.

    Alvarez, who turned himself in to Laredo authorities, resigned his position after the investigation started in January.

     The probe started after a trumpet belonging to the school turned up at a pawn shop and police traced the pawn ticket back to Alvarez, KGNS reported.

     Alvarez was booked into the Webb County Jail and later released on bond.


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