Texas Teacher Accused Of Improper Relationship Commits Suicide

Permian High School (School district photo/file)

LUBBOCK (May 8, 2014) A longtime teacher at Permian High School in Odessa, the school made famous in the book "Friday Night Lights," committed suicide a day after allegations of an improper relationship with a student surfaced.

Mark Lampman taught government and coached girls' golf at Permian High School in Odessa for 17 years.

School officials didn't detail his alleged relationship with a female student, but called it improper.

School district spokesman Mike Adkins said the school learned of the accusation Tuesday.

Lampman resigned after being questioned, he said.

Lampman, 47, died Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Ector County Sheriff’s Office said.

A woman who answered the phone at Lampman's home declined comment.

Two accused former staffers are awaiting trial, and police are investigating allegations against two others.