COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a former William Pitcher Junior High School special education teacher Thursday morning for allegedly smoking marijuana and sending inappropriate texts to students.
Detectives began investigating Michael Williams, 29, of Covington, initially after a concerned parent contacted the sheriff's office about a teacher giving her son a ride in his personal vehicle without her permission.
A second parent contacted detectives to report the teacher had sent her son text messages, which included offensive and inappropriate language.
Officers said that the suspect had on occasion smoked marijuana with some students, had sent multiple students multiple text messages using indecent language, and on at least one occasion had provided a student with a ride in his personal vehicle without the parent's permission.
Williams was arrested Thursday morning without incident and will subsequently be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on eight counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. ?