Former St. Thomas Academy Teacher Allegedly Sent Messages Sexual in Nature To Students

May 10, 2017 05:51 PM

A teacher is no longer working with St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights following allegations that the individual had been exchanging messages that were sexual in nature with students.

According to Sgt. Eric Peterson, with the Mendota Heights Police Department, at least three students have come forward with the allegations. Peterson said the department has not received any information that there was actual sexual contact between the faculty member and the students.

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Peterson said there is the possibility more students were involved, and is encouraging those who have information to contact his department directly.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, Peterson said.

St. Thomas Academy issued the following statement in response:

Saint Thomas Academy became aware of the situation involving a faculty member and immediately contacted the Mendota Heights Police Department. Out of respect for the police investigation we are deferring all questions to them at this time.

The faculty member involved is no longer employed by Saint Thomas Academy.

The well-being of the students, faculty and staff is our top priority.

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Rebecca Omastiak

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