FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Campus reacts to band director’s ‘sexting’ arrest


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Submitted: Tue, 01/25/2011 - 1:30pm
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A well known high school band director is off the job tonight after landing in jail over the weekend. North Brunswick’s Mark Riel is on administrative leave after allegations surfaced against him.

Riel’s arrest was unexpected to most parents with kids at North Brunswick High. Many parents found out about the sexting allegations Monday morning.

“I was shocked, very shocked,” Linda Winters, who’s grandchild goes to NBHS, said.

Deputies arrested Riel and charged with one count of indecent liberties with a minor after allegedly sending what investigators called an inappropriate text message to a student.

“Upon that arrest and that notification we immediately began an investigation in which resulted in his suspension with pay,” Brunswick Co. Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said.

The district won’t say much more. It would not say if the alleged sexting is an isolated incident or who reported riel in the first place.

We talked with a North Brunswick freshman monday who’s close to Riel. The boy was completely unaware of his band director’s arrest.

“He’s kind have been a father to me,” the boy said. “I really do love him. How do you think others in the band will take it? I think they’ll take it the same way. Shock? Yeah.”

The school district says Riel has been working as the band director at North Brunswick High since 2005. According to the band’s Facebook fan page Riel became a father in early December.

Though the district won’t say how serious the allegations against Riel may be, it is clear that any allegations against a teacher will be looked into quickly.

“It is important to us that we handle things very expeditiously,” Swencki said.

Riel is out of jail under $25,000 secured bond. We did not find a phone number for him, but we did reach out to riel online to see if he had any comment on the recent allegations. So far we have not heard back from him.

65 Comments

  • L. Mayers says:

    When I was 13 my Dad passed away & from that moment on I have stayed busy… then, in 1999, I became involved in everything I could @ school & now I work 2 jobs. Its the way I coep w/ things. He was one of very few teachers that was there for me. He was our choir director & he taught me to sing. At the end of that yr I tried out for our schools best group & the next yr I was part of it! He taught me to work hard w/ our groups practices after school… & showed us where hard work would get us… performances all over the county & a step above the rest as we entered high school chorus. He changed my life for the better, music (both singing & playing) became my life as a tween-teen! I listened to music to deal w/ whatever… being sick, being angry, anything… it always made me feel better. And HE was the one that turned that “like” of music into a “love” of music. He is an awesome teacher, the best music teacher I ever had & I hate that he has done this because now so many kids are going to miss out on knowing what its like to have him as a teacher…. just 1 lapse in judgement has changed his whole life

  • Danny Alvis says:

    Only in Brunswick County. If you buy voii stock you can make bail.
    I am the Dan Man from Alvis and I have spoken.
    The Dan Man

  • JOSEPH HOLLAND says:

    Is this another one of those situations where you guys defending this alleged molester says “the girl knows exactly what she was doing?” If so, you backwoods lelandites need to stay on the other side of the bridge and keep that crap in Leland. Im really not suprised to see everyone jumping on the teachers bandwagon though. If he did it, he need to lose his job. I won’t say jail unless it comes out that he say an inappropriate relationship with this underage girl. All of you need to grow up and look at this in an adult manner.

  • Guest618 says:

    I’ve know Mark for several years and think alot of him and support him in everyway. I hope that the truth will come out soon and his life as well as the “life” of NBHS can go back to normal.

  • Guest says:

    This is happening all over the country. Go to http://www.schoolteachernews.com and click on the Scandal page. They also have a map of where the incidents have taken place. Already this year they have found over a 25 of these incidents. In 2010 they found over 400 of these kinds of cases.

  • wendy says:

    I AM A PARENT OF A CHILD IN BAND AT NORTH BRUNSWICK!!! MR REIL HAS BEEN THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO MY SON. HE CARES ABOUT HIS STUDENTS AND I WILL STAND BEHIND THIS MAN TILL THE END. THERE ARE ALWAYS THREE SIDES TO A STORY, HIS, THE CHILDS AND THE TRUTH. NOONE HAS THE RIGHT TO PLACE BLAME YET. HE IS INNOCENT INTILL PROVEN GUILTY!!!!!

  • wendy says:

    No this is the case of people knowing the man being charged. Innocent till proven Guilty!!! This isnt about living in Leland or on your street where Im sure their are skeletons in closets. If he did it he deserves to fry…If he didnt then hes screwed too cause of small minded people like yourself!!!!!!!

  • Guest says:

    Wow, talk about ‘backwoods crap’? I am a proud, what did you refer to us as- ah yes, ‘Lelandite’, well educated and quite capable of debating with people like you making ignorant comments about Leland. Just because I am from Leland does NOT mean I am condoning anyone’s ‘alleged’ behavior in this unfortunate situation-the teachers or students. That is just your ‘right side of the tracks vs. wrong side of the tracks’ ignorant opinion being voiced out of your dark soul. Maybe you live on the ‘right’ side of the bridge where the guy was stabbed to death outside of the club? Oh, wait, I assume it is more important to focus on this situation in Leland than on the many killings and high crime across the bridge? ‘No biggie, it was just another murder, happens all the time here across the bridge!’ How about you keep your murders, rapes, and high crime stats on your side of the bridge (and your ignorant assumptions), and we ‘Lelandites’ will keep our commerce in Brunswick County.

  • Guest says:

    I agree with this. This is not just one isolated incident. Let’s just get the facts, not ‘hear-say’ all out first before we start pointing fingers.

  • Guestbeach says:

    I am not here to judge this teacher, but merely to make a comment regarding texting. Is anyone familiar with an iphone app that will allow one to “override” one’s phone number and insert another’s phone number to send text messages and make calls?? My son is in high school and we were recently contacted by a parent who claimed that my son had sent inappropriate text messages to their daughter. My son swore that he did not send them~Wanting to believe him and not discount the girls parents, we contacted our cellular provider to secure a copy of all calls and text messages sent from his phone–the text was not there, although it clearly showed on the girls phone…the really inappropriate text with a photo I did not need to see, along with his phone number and name. After three weeks of searching and talking to other kids at school, I was able to determine that another kid had actually sent the message from his jailbroken iphone through some crazy APP that allows you to insert a name or cell phone number and make it appear the call or text is coming from that person. AT&T verified that this APP exists and that they have been subpoenaed in several pending cases in Brunswick County Court for threats via text messages. The Principal was obviously not nearly as upset as I was about this, in fact he did not seem to think it was serious at all, just kids playing around. Am I the only one that has my panties in a wad over this, or has this happened to anyone else????? I am NOT in any way saying that this is the case here with this teacher, so please don’t assume that. Just wondering if anyone else has had any experience in this regard?
    Another question…. another teacher did this very same thing at South Brunswick… then married the student..he was not arrested, wonder why?? The Sheriff’s Dept was clearly able to show that a texting dialogue had been going on for months, at late hours, inappropriate sexual content, and he was not arrested. Just wondering!

  • Guest says:

    If you ARE going to bash Leland, and call us ‘backwoods’, please make sure you proofread what you wrote, least you look ‘backwoods’ as well.

  • Evelyn says:

    Hey Joseph Holland…how about proofreading your comment before posting. “…unless it comes out that he say an inappropriate relationship…” WOW! Nice grammer! And us Leland residents are backwoods & uneducated? Ok, I’ll remember that as I sit over here on my side of the bridge with my four year college degree. And yes, I graduated from North Brunswick! So you can keep your snooty, uneducated, without merit comments on your Wilmington side of the bridge. We will appreciate it very much! Thank you!

  • cdtp says:

    First of all in this country everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of Law.It is a shame people like you have already convicted him and you do not know what happened you only know what has been reported. Thats whats wrong with this country until it happens to you or one of your family members you will never know the hurt or pain that it effects on a family.SHAME ON YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO HAVE YOUR SMART REMARKS TO SAY. ONLY THE BAD THINGS ARE BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE TO SPREAD GOOD NEWS ONLY THE BAD….He is a father with small children and people like you are hurting them. I do not know if you are a parent or not. If not if you become a parent you will never know what that feels like for someone to hurt your children until it happens to you or one of your family members. If you are one of those who think it cannot happen to you or one of your family members your living in a dream world because in this world to day any one can be falsely accused. To your comment about Leland there are wonderful people here who care about one another and there is something called SLANDER be very careful what you say…..The Media can be very hurtful in things they report they do not care what happens in the long run only what they can dig up on people to report. They need to start reporting more good things stop supporting the medias negativity.you are not the judge GOD is the judge and there will be a judge in court.HE COULD BE INNOCENT….you could be falsely accusing him of something he did not do. If he did do it it will be up to the court system to take care of this matter. Your comment is a good example of the negativity in this big bad world we live in. A concerned parent……

  • Guest says:

    he is innocent!! i have been his teacher assistant and i know him very well, and there is no way he did this, and if it was something said it was def. a joke or kidding. evry body knows he is a joker. he is a father figure to many and all his students and past students will all agree, and thats a lot of kids cause band is a large group!

  • Guest says:

    I have come across a lot of bigoted idiots in my day, but you might just be the King of bigoted idiots. I am sure that I speak not only for myself, but for most people who live in Leland when I say we are elated that you live on the other side of the bridge. And by the way, we are handling it in an adult manner. You on the other hand….Seriously, did you even read your post before you sent it?

  • E says:

    You need to go back to OHIO. Or wherever you came from. No one knows the truth yet.

  • Guest says:

    Teachers know what kinds of things don’t need to be said. If he was joking around, he shouldn’t have done it. You don’t say inapropriate jokes to children… no matter who the student is. I’m a teacher, and i don’t say inappropriate things to my little cousin at school. Shoot… I don’t even give him a full frontal hug at school.

    If he was sending inappropriate text messages to a student, he should be fired.
    If he was having a relationship with a student, he should be in jail.
    I kinda doubt that an iPhone app was used. If everyone loves this band teacher as much as they say they do, they wouldn’t have slandered his name like they did.

  • Don Griffin says:

    It is obvious, given your poor grammar and rush to convict this teacher before knowing the facts, that you possess an ignorance that far surpasses that of most mortal beings. As for your comment on the Leland population I am thoroughly amazed that anyone could pigeon hole an entire community so expertly as you have done Mrs. Holland, a proud moment for you to be sure. Adolph would have been very proud of you indeed.

  • Guest618 says:

    Mr. Hollard, are you for real???? No way could someone be so ignorant in this day and time as you have appeared to be. “Backwoods Lelandites”!! “Candid Camera, Where Are Though’t Cameras??”

  • Guest says:

    I am not here to judge and say whether is he guilty or innocent. All I can say, however, is I have known Mark Riel since 2000 and I am a former student of his from Pender County. He is a wonderful teacher, the best I have ever had by far. Taught me so much more than music — he taught me about fair play, how to work as a team, and what is really important out of life. When I first met him, I had problems that I needed to work through. Mark Riel helped me become a better person through tough love and discipline. I support Mark always, not because I know blindly that he didn’t do this, because I do not know that. I support him because of what he has done for me, my classmates, and every other student that he has taught since 1999. He does have a very polarizing personality, and either you love him or hate him. I have nothing but love for this man and his family.

  • Guest says:

    we tend to judge people based on emotion not facts–give this guy a break

  • Guest says:

    too often recently we have had the nuts coming out of woodwork-condemning people based on allegations not proven facts-enough===this isnt journalism.

  • Guest says:

    Agree–lets be objective until he has day in court

  • Guest says:

    Whatever happened to presume innocent-whatever happaned to good reporters who wait for facts and pass on innuendo—not in this area-how sad a place for us all.

  • Guesttoo says:

    The accusation against this man is that he sent inappropriate text message(s) to a student. The charge was; “Indecent liberties with a minor”.

    Your post is the only one that I’ve seen that suggested that he was a “molester” or even “alleged molester”. I’ll submit that even a “Lelandite” would know that there is a difference. You should too.

    Can’t defend this teacher and won’t even try. Don’t see any value in crucifying him without knowing facts either. If the charges stand, they are (as presented), for sending a text message (or messages) that he shouldn’t have and were sexual in context. No matter how much you try though, I don’t think you can molest anyone via a text message.

  • Guest says:

    I was one of Mr. Riels TAs for my senior year at NBHS… i was with him for 2 periods everyday… i spent time with him. I saw the way he acted and cared for his students… NEVER once did i see anything abnormal or “creepy” going on… When i use to come home to visit family i would take time out to go visit him at the school… I hope that people understand that this happens all the time… it happened not too long ago at Ashley High. Im behind ya Riel… I hope the truth comes out… i was completely shocked to hear of the situation even thousands of miles away…

  • Guest says:

    Agree-lets get real and wait for more info–none of us are saints so lets not throw rocks until we know reality from fiction

  • Guest says:

    The fact he has a stong personality doesnt make him evil–lets see what really was involved between him and student –and then decide?

  • GuestFaye says:

    What does the area that U live in have to do with what is going on… U must have lost something upstiars when U were writing your statement…. PROUD to be from LELAND

  • Guest0001 says:

    Seriously, is this any big surprise to anyone, look at the area he is in? He probably didn’t even do it. It is probably just some nasty girl from Leland looking for some attention or her parents looking for money.

  • Guest says:

    Really? Girls from Leland are nasty? And you know this how? You have friends from there? You originally haled from there? Your mom lives there? Honey, there are ‘skanks from every state’. (and of course, that includes from every county, I’m sure including yours) Let’s not blame what ‘allegedly’ happened on where people are from, that is ignorance in the truest form.

  • Guest says:

    Did that make you feel better to sit behind your computer and write that for a statement? Smart, smart you are.

  • Guest says:

    Teachers do not JOKE about sex to students. Period. And as far as the parents monitoring her texts? Puh-lease.

  • Guest says:

    as a past student I believe that this could be 100% true.

  • Guest says:

    he is innocent. any of his students or pass student could tell you that he is not like this, and if he said anything sexually it was def. a joke.

  • Guest says:

    You. Not U. I think that’s exactly why people think of Leland like they do. This is coming from a girl born and raised there until she escaped all the ignorance and close-mindedness after graduating from NBHS.

  • Guest55 says:

    well said. Well said, indeed.

  • E says:

    So, you’re a child at 17 years 11 months, but an adult at 18? COME ON…if you’re above 15 you should at LEAST know better. On another note, I’m not saying this ‘girl’ is that age…all I’m trying to get across is, no one knows what REALLY happened, so why can’t people wait for the FACTS. I HATE people jumping to conclusions…sooo annoying.

  • Guest says:

    if she is still able to attend a Public High School, she is protected just as if she was 7 years old. He is a TEACHER. She is a HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT.

    I’m not saying he did anything wrong. BUT IF HE DID, and she is a student, he should be arrested and imprisoned for many years.

  • Guest says:

    He has not been yet been prosecuted either. Also, kids especially young females do it often and authorities do make immediate arrest based on a child’s accusation. I’ve also known other who were accused and arrested, with a significantly higher bond and then found innocent due to lack of evidence. So just because there is a arrest doesn’t that there is ebough evidence to be proven guilty. So just chill!

  • Guest says:

    Are you serious! Every teacher does in some form or fashion. Teachers aren’t saints they are normal human beings who tell jokes as well. You are just an outsider looking in!

  • Guest says:

    Monitoring what kids are doing is out of the question why? It takes too much time? They might get upset? I’m not understanding how that is a crazy thought.

  • Cocnerned student intern says:

    There is a certain decorium that should be present between a student and an educator. Sexting has began to sweep the country and regardless of whether or not he is found “guilty” he had to have done something inappropriate that caused the police to arrest him. The police must have had some form of evidence or suspension to arrest him. However, I am a fan of “innocent until proven guilty,” nonetheless there must have been something beyond the slap on the wrist punishment that would have been handled by the principal at NBHS.

  • Guest says:

    Child or not, they both should have known better. I know the teacher and he’s a good man… And if it’s true, people make mistakes! It’s not our place to judge him, it’s God’s; and God is the only one that knows the complete truth.

  • Guest says:

    And thanks to the tragic state the world is in today, and thanks to wonderful examples like Teen Mom 2 on MTV, we all know that these ‘children’ grow up extremely fast now days.

  • Guest says:

    Minor or not, I’m so tired of hearing it’s always the “adults” fault. A teenager is not stupid and knows right from wrong…! A two year knows right from wrong…! A DOG knows right from wrong…! People make their choices, whether they be right or wrong. I’m definitly not taking sides, but they both are wrong…! IF that minor makes that choice to go over the line, it’s what they choose to do… They are choosing to do what is wrong… And that works for the adult too…

  • Guest says:

    I think placing faith your “God” is equally as smart as placing faith in our legal system that everyone keeps bashing.

  • Guest says:

    No, they should NOT. It is NOT HER FAULT. PERIOD!!!! Children are young, dumb, and lead by their emotions. Name a 15 year old that hasn’t had a crush on an older man. Its Normal. IT IS NOT NORMAL FOR AN ADULT TO ACT ON THE CHILD’S FANTASIES! Exactly the opposite, it is their job to talk with them, let them know it could NEVER EVER happen, and if the child continues their advancements it is their job to let both an authority AND their parents know.

    If this man had ANY sexual contact of ANY KIND (and yes text messaging sexually suggestive content IS CONTACT!) he should be imprisoned. It Is Our Place to judge him IF he is found guilty, and if we do not judge him for misappropriation with a minor than we are just as much at fault.

    DON’T TOUCH KIDS!!!!!! PERIOD!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU DO YOU SHOULD BE SHOT!

  • Guest says:

    Does that really make you feel smart making assumptions about people from areas other than yours? Does that really make you feel better to insult people, as well as rural areas in a comment section of a story that has absolutely NOTHING to do with ‘Oh, that happened out there in the backwoods country where I assume they are all ignorant’. (oh, and THAT must be the true cause of this! Aha!) Seriously, why don’t you just tweet about your feelings of superiority or discuss it at the water cooler with with your ‘upper class’, dignified, snotty co-workers.
    I am well educated and proud to be a graduate of NBHS, as well as have a daughter currently attending there, who makes the honor roll in Honor’s classes. And I believe people now days LOVE to feed off of anything negative in the news. Oh wait, pretty much everything reported on the news is negative. Bottom line is – this is all rubbish.

  • Guest says:

    Before you all start defending this sexual deviant, perhaps you shouold go check the Brunswick County court records for Mr. Riel. He has a child like behavior, and when a group of his former students decided not to be his “friend”, he filed suit against them two years ago in Brunswick County court! He wanted more than $10,000 in superior court because these particular students he believed “forked” his yard. (500 forks were stuck in his yard) Well, there was NO criminal action he could take because he could not prove it was them, and still…forking, is not illegal. One of the students countersued him and Mr. Riel dropped the lawsuit. This happened about 2 or 3 years ago and was even in the paper. So, this man has some skeletons to hide….

  • Guest says:

    For some students, Mark WAS family. Sure we live in a media craving world, but, for some students, Band, Riel, the family that we are, is all that they had. It is easy to accuse, to place blame, and to assume when you are outside looking in, but from a first-person point of view, I can tell you that this is not a man to blame. His words, generosity and interaction with students on a personal level have genuinely built kids from the ground up and helped to shape them, and their future. This man stressed the importance of family and was very protective of his two sons, and wife. No matter what accusations arise or what students place blame on him, I will always remember him as a teacher and giver.

  • Guest11 says:

    This happened in my high school. The girl was just as involved as he was. Where are the parents? Why aren’t they managing what their kids are doing? There is absolutely ZERO reason that they should be exchanging phone numbers. Pay attention to what these kids are doing! You aren’t there to be a friend, you’re the parent! Protect them. As for teacher…maybe he didn’t do anything wrong. But why put yourself and your family in a situation like this? We live in a media crazy world…you have to know that interacting with students on a personal level could only create issues. It’s not worth your job, your reputation, and most importantly your FAMILY!

  • Guest says:

    It does not matter, AT ALL, if she was 110% responsible. She is a CHILD. He is an ADULT. He should have immediately contacted the principal and her parents. If he had Any contact with this student At All after ANYTHING inappropriate was sent he should be fired and imprisoned.

  • Guest says:

    Amen! New Hanover and other counties are just as bad as anyone else. Just because your larger in number doesn’t mean squat. You put your pants on just like everyone else does and I know for a fact that my God made us all…so you are no better than anyone else in this world that He created. Things happen…it could happen right next door to you or worse yet in your own family. Mr. Riel was my son’s band director for 4 years and I’m not saying he’s innocent or guilty but…he’s innocent until proven guilty. Hopefully either way…justice will be done. So back off and let the facts come to light. Then you can have your say and know what you’re talking about.

  • E says:

    Finally, someone with sense. So tired of people saying it’s a “Leland thing”. Seriously? “And the murder that JUST happened is a New Hanover/Wilmington thing. YOU people need to stay on YOUR side of the pond.” <—That sounds so ignorant!! Talk about segregation.

  • Guest says:

    Whatever happened to” innocent until proven guilty”? As your headline states, he was” accused” of texting. Why doesn’t the media back off and let the investigators do their job? Quit turning this into a firestorm when you don’t know all of the facts.

    And don’t turn this into a” Leland thing”. That just shows and proves your ignorance. New Hanover has had just as many if not more teacher/student cases as Brunswick County has had. The media refuses to shine the spotlight in their own county.

  • Theresa says:

    The injustice in our “justice” system is appalling! Why is it that there is such a double standard in reference to sexual misconduct. If the student was a willing participant in the occurence, them why is it that the student has not been repremanded by our court systems as well? Oh, many of them are hidden under the veil of statutes that are not allowing them to be held legally accountable. Are our court systems then not also contribuators to the delinquency of minors, condoning inappropriate behaviors towards their instructors? Their identities are protected along with their personal information while simultaneously exposing the prospective sexual offender down to his undergarments….GIVE ME A BREAK! The protection of our children is our top priority but who will protect those who are targeted by those children who are not as incoherent as some may think? By no means am I an advocate for sexual predators. My analysis is that there are too many adult men and women in the media for sexual misconduct; where are the other participants? It may very well be possible that if there is some accountablity on the part of the minor, them maybe both parties will be less willing and more ready to consider the consequences.

  • Guestrth says:

    because she IS A CHILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Guest1 says:

    Did you stop to think the student could have been a minor?

  • Guest says:

    Out of all the years I’ve known Mark Riel, there is no way this is possible. He’s been a mentor to many, allowing them to be a part of his life and his family. He has children and I know he wouldn’t want anyone preying on his children, so how or why would he prey on someone else’s? I mean the opportunities he creates for his students are amazing. He’s too phenomenal of a husband, father, teacher, and everything else for this to be true. I’m going to have to completely disagree with this until more information is released to prove me wrong. God knows the real truth behind this and he will give proper justice in the end.

  • Guest says:

    I’ve known Mark Riel for many years, and find it very hard to believe that he would have done this. He has always conducted himself with the utmost professionalism. Please remember that this is just an accusation, not proven fact, until it goes to court. My thoughts are with Mark and his family, as well as all of the band students at North Brunswick.

  • anne says:

    Let’s not try this in the media. I don’t know him or his family, but there is a thing as “innocent until proven guilty”. Let the authorities investigate and then go from there. If he is innocent, his reputation has already been destroyed and there will always be those that believe the worst. If he is guilty, put him on trial and throw him in jail where he belongs. In the meantime, this could be a student who is angry and vindictive and trying to hurt a teacher. Put some of the blame where it belongs – parents who don’t pay attention to what their child is doing. I despise the fact that so many children have cell phones and are able to access just about anything these days. What happened to the word NO you can’t have one. I don’t want to hear the whiners talking about that they need to stay in touch with their children or that the kids need to be like their friends and have a cell phone. No they don’t! That sends a message of accepting peer pressure and letting your child fit in. That is not the message you should be sending. Check their phones – you might be surprised what your little “innocent” is doing with it.

  • Guest says:

    I do not know Mr Reil personally, however I have seen him touch the loves of many students that felt inadequate and he gave them a sense of importance. He strived hard to push his students to be number one and showed a true devotion to them being able to succeed in not only band, but in life… believe me.. if this is true then I want him punished appropriately for his crime… but lets not pass judgement on the man and ruin his entire career and reputation as well as that of his families until the investigation is complete and he is FOUND GUILTY!! May God be with the families involved in this sad situation and may the truth not be outshawdowed by the medias needs to publicize the next big STORY!!!

  • Guest1 says:

    Any prospects of saving his band director career (or any career for that matter) are officially over. You don’t come back from something like this, guilty or not. When people see this article they will see him as a child predator. Like it or not, that’s how it’s going to happen. He will most likely be fired, because of the fact he is accused of doing something illegal. Do you really think he’d be arrested because some kid goes and says “oh he sent me sexts.” No…the police seem to see sufficient evidence to convict him and he’s on a $25,000 bond. That’s no little bond so they obviously see that he’s been doing something wrong. He wouldn’t be arrested if there wasn’t a sufficient reason. I’ve seen kids try to get teachers arrested for stuff they didn’t do all the time. 99% of them don’t get prosecuted. Why? No evidence that it happened or it flat out didn’t happen.

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