PASADENA, Texas (FOX 26) - An arrest has been made following an investigation into alleged misconduct by a substitute teacher at Jessup Elementary, the Pasadena Independent School District says.
The district says former substitute teacher Joshua Lewis was arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of indecency with a child and improper relationship between an educator and a student.
Pasadena ISD released this statement on Tuesday:
As Pasadena ISD promised to keep you apprised of the Pasadena ISD Police Department investigation into alleged misconduct by a substitute teacher at Jessup Elementary, we are providing the following update.
After a thorough investigation, the Pasadena ISD Police Department has presented this case to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and secured an arrest warrant. This afternoon Joshua Lewis was arrested on charges of indecency with a child and improper relationship between an educator and a student.
Prior to the October 5, 2018 allegations, Pasadena ISD had not received any complaints regarding this individual. The former substitute worked for Pasadena ISD from March of 2017 to October of 2018 and served at least one day on 47 of Pasadena ISD’s campuses. The District will provide parents with notice and additional information about the individual’s presence on their child’s campus.
We ask that parents continue to remind their children to report anything that seems unusual or makes them feel uncomfortable. If anyone has additional information regarding this case, please report it to Pasadena ISD Police at 713-740-0200 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.