Arrested vice principal's suspension changed
BATON ROUGE - School officials confirmed Thursday that they have shifted the suspension of an East Baton Rouge Schools vice principal accused of sexting a student.
A school spokesperson said Edwin Chastang was initially suspended with pay upon his arrest Tuesday. That suspension was changed to unpaid on Wednesday.
Police arrested Chastang on charges of computer aided solicitation of a minor Tuesday. Investigators said Chastang, one of the top educators at Southeast Middle School, admitted that he exchanged nude photographs with a 15-year-old student over social media.
According to arrest documents, the conversations began in May. Authorities said they began investigating after the girl's mother found out about them and informed police.
Chastang reportedly told authorities he sent the lewd pictures after becoming intoxicated.
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