Ohio substitute teacher arrested after allegedly masturbating in front of students


    <p>Fairfield Police said a substitute teacher at Creekside Middle School in Fairfield was arrested after reportedly masturbating in front of students. (Fairfield Police){/p}

    FAIRFIELD, Ohio (WKRC) - Fairfield Police said a substitute teacher at Creekside Middle School was arrested after reportedly masturbating in front of students.

    Tracey Abraham, 41, was arrested Tuesday morning after the school resource officer received several complaints from students and staff that he was masturbating in a classroom with students present.

    Abraham was charged with one count of public indecency and was booked and arraigned in the Fairfield Municipal Court. He is out on bond, but he must stay away from anyone under the age of 18. He's expected back in court Jan. 15.

    The school released the following statement Tuesday afternoon:

    In an attempt to keep our school community informed, we want to share some information with you about an incident that occurred on January 8, 2019 with a substitute teacher at Creekside Middle School. Students reported suspicious behavior by the substitute that was taking place behind that teacher’s desk. Once the administration at Creekside Middle School was made aware of this behavior, the school resource officer immediately removed the substitute teacher from the classroom and building. Later in the day, the substitute teacher was charged by the Fairfield Police Department with public indecency. At this time, the school district is not aware of the substitute teacher having physical contact with any of our students. In addition, we are not aware of any students being exposed to any nudity. The Creekside Middle School administrative team has made attempts to personally contact the parents/guardians of every student who was in this substitute teacher’s classroom today.
    We want to assure you that this individual will not be returning to our schools. The school district will be reporting this incident to the Ohio Department of Education. Providing a safe, secure and positive learning environment for our students and staff has always been and will continue to be our most important priority. Our local Fairfield Police Department has again proven to be an outstanding partner in these types of unfortunate situations, and we greatly appreciate their service.
    The Fairfield Police Department has also released a statement in regard to this matter. You may visit their website or social media accounts for more information.

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