Irving police spokesman:
“One encounter was in December of 2015, and another encounter was in January of 2016.”
The mother of the student was going through her daughter’s cellphone and became suspicious that the 17-year-old girl was having a relationship with Simon, a 60-year-old Junior ROTC instructor. She reported it to school officials.
The district said it placed the second year teacher on leave and “contacted the proper agencies that same day.”
The two allegedly engaged in sexual acts at Luzon Park near the school, and at a Best Western motel in Irving.
Simon denied the allegations, but they also went through the student’s phone and tablet.
“The detectives obtained evidence to confirm the encounter did occur at both locations.”
Photographic evidence proves the instructor violated a student… and the law. At this point, there is not believed to be any other potential victims.
The Irving Independent School District released the following statement:
On January 20, 2016, Irving ISD officials learned of allegations against a male teacher at Irving High School. The district immediately began its investigation and placed the teacher on leave. In addition, Irving ISD officials contacted proper agencies on that same day.
The teacher, who has been employed by Irving ISD since 2014 as a JROTC instructor, was arrested by the Irving Police Department on February 19.
While privacy laws prevent us from sharing specific details, we can reassure our families that we took immediate and appropriate action. Being on administrative leave prevents the teacher from working with students and being present on any Irving ISD property.
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