N.O. educator booked on charges of sending inappropriate pictures to students

N.O. educator booked on charges of sending inappropriate pictures to students

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police have arrested an employee at Sophie B. Wright Charter School for sending inappropriate pictures to four students.

Damon Williams, 32, was arrested Monday. He was booked Tuesday morning with two counts of prohibited sexual conduct between educator and student and two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

The school released this statement about the case:

"Parents, Students and Community Members of Sophie B. Wright Charter School, by now you may have heard about a situation being investigated at SBW by the New Orleans Police Department. I want to assure you that while the proper authorities are conducting a thorough investigation of the allegations, you can be confident that teaching and learning, our core business, will continue daily. As soon as the school was alerted by a parent, the school acted proactively and notified the Police Department. No further information regarding the situation can be given as it is an ongoing police investigation of an incident that occurred outside of the school. The teacher is no longer an active employee of the school.

The safety of our students is our first priority. The school's policy prohibits teachers/staff members from engaging in any type of social media activities with students."

The investigation is ongoing, according to police.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.

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