At a Metro Nashville Public School in Tennessee, 30-year-old teacher Jarrett Jones has been arrested on charges stating he was secretly filming elementary school students in the bathroom. Jones has been teaching for four years, and in that time he has filmed over 40 kids undressing their clothes in private changing rooms.
Jones taught at Antioch High School as an assistant band director, and Mount View Elementary School as a music teacher. His video recordings were discovered when a colleague found disturbing material on his hard drive. Jones made more than 50 videos of over 40 students that he saved to that hard drive. He is currently jailed with a bond of $100,000, after the former teacher was placed on leave September 9.
Metro schools spokesman Joe Bass made the following statement when the investigation began:
We are devastated by the news of this investigation and are doing everything we can to help Metro Police and the District Attorney,” Bass said. “We are also working with the District Attorney’s office as well as the Nashville Children’s Alliance to communicate with and counsel the affected families, and we expect it to be an ongoing process. Because of today’s events, the building principal (Watechia Lawless) and her executive leadership, will be recommending dismissal to (the Metro schools superintendent).
Antioch H.S. teacher Jarrett Jones arrested for allegedly recording more than 40 elementary students undressing. pic.twitter.com/SIJFv0C7iQ
— Hayley Mason (@WSMVHayleyMason) September 19, 2016
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