Opelousas teacher arrested on charges of indecent behavior with a student
ST. LANDRY PARISH - A Louisiana teacher has been arrested on accusations of engaging in indecent behavior with a minor.
According to KATC, a teacher at Opelousas Junior High was jailed after being investigated for acting inappropriately with a female student.
Superintendent Patrick Jenkins confirmed that 57-year-old Toranza Arvie of Ville Platte, a teacher at OJHS, was apprehended and jailed on charges of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile.
Opelousas Police confirmed the arrest, saying their investigation started with a complaint by a parent who alleged Arvie had behaved indecently with at least one female student.
The investigation was initiated by the girl's parent, who said they became concerned upon noticing inappropriate text messages between their child and Arvie.
Jenkins says the alleged contact was unrelated to anything having to do with school or school work.
OPD said there may be more juveniles involved.
Arvie is on leave without pay, pending the results of the investigation.
Arvie was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on Tuesday. More charges are pending.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Lightning strikes Slidell home after storms move through area
After toddler's overdose death and foster parent's rape arrest, DCFS faces questions...
Capital area businesses considering scrapping LA Wallet as valid form of ID
Despite pleas from victims' families, double-murderer with life sentence gets parole
Bond hearing for mother blamed in toddler's overdose death delayed