HOUSTON (KTRK) — A Spring teacher who is accused of raping a student during school hours appeared in court Thursday.

Andre Levelle Thomas has been a teacher at Roberson Middle School since 2009. He is on administrative leave while the school investigates allegations that he raped a 13-year-old girl in a classroom at Roberson. Court records say in late August the teacher called the student into his classroom, then attacked her.