A physical education teacher at Live Oak Manor Elementary School in Waggaman was arrested for inappropriate contact with two 8-year-old students on separate occasions.
According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Anthony Prejean is accused of holding the young girls hands over his groin area, over his clothing, and moved them in an up-and-down motion.
Police say this happened with other children present, but in a place where they couldn’t see what was happening. The alleged abuse happened between August 2018 and March 2019.
“JP Schools immediately conducted an investigation and contacted JPSO after learning about the allegations,” Ted Beasley, director of communications for Jefferson Parish Schools said. “The employee resigned when JP Schools began its investigation.”
Beasley added that Prejean did undergo a background check before being hired by the school, as do all JP School employees.
Prejean surrendered himself to police Wednesday with the assistance of his attorney.