Maysville School District issues statement after teacher charged

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maysville_sdThe Maysville School District has issued a statement after a teacher was accused of inappropriately touching students.

Thomas, Rodney

Thomas, Rodney

As previously reported, Rodney Thomas, 39, of Cameron is charged in DeKalb County with nine felony counts of sexual contact with a student, one felony for first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy, one felony for second-degree statutory sodomy, seven felonies for attempted enticement of a child, and two felonies for enticement or attempted enticement of a child.

The Maysville School District R-1, in a press release, said it is aware of the recent criminal charges filed.

The staff member has been placed on administrative leave and has not been permitted on District property since the District first received notice of the allegations. The District will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and to provide support for students throughout this process.

The District values the security and safety of all students, and continues to encourage students and parents to report any incidents of inappropriate contact by an adult so it can take prompt and necessary action. The District has board policies in place that specifically prohibit inappropriate verbal and physical contact between its employees and students. The District will continue to rigorously enforce its policies to protect its students.”

Thomas has been arrested and is being held on $150,000 bail.  Conditions of posting bail include no contact with Maysville school students.