A teacher at Centennial High School in Las Cruces has been arrested after police suspected him of alleged sexual contact with a student.
Phillip Hernandez, 25, was charged with three counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. Each of those counts are felonies.
He was a first-year theater arts teacher.
A 17-year-old boy told authorities Hernandez touched him inappropriately several times both on and off campus.
Las Cruces Public Schools officials say Hernandez has resigned.
He was jailed on a $15,000 cash-only bond.