Lindbergh Higher School teacher billed with obtaining sexual speak to with scholar

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV) — Fees allege a teacher in St. Louis County experienced sexual get hold of with a college student less than 17 several years old.

Grant Gaumer, 37, is billed with two counts of statutory sodomy and just one rely of sexual make contact with with a college student. He was a teacher at Lindbergh High University and police allege the face happened previously this 12 months.

Gaumer was a trainer at Lindbergh Superior Faculty for eight yrs and at present lives in Glendale, law enforcement stated. He was also the assistant water polo mentor and the instructor liaison for the Homosexual-Straight Alliance group at the school. St. Louis County Law enforcement mentioned it suspects there are additional victims thanks to the amount of money of conversation Gaumer experienced with college students.

Gaumer is being held on $500,000 funds-only bond. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is handling the circumstance.

The Lindbergh School District sent News 4 the following statement that was communicated to mothers and fathers and workers Thursday:

“As a district we feel it is crucial to communicate openly with our families, and that is why I am crafting these days to deliver you with facts about a sensitive circumstance.

Today, St. Louis County Law enforcement arrested a previous Lindbergh High University instructor, and district directors were notified that the instructor has been billed with two counts of Statutory Sodomy in the Second Degree and just one count of Sexual Get in touch with with a Pupil.

We are deeply troubled by any report alleging that a instructor may possibly have engaged in inappropriate conduct. Our universities are spots where by learners need to often truly feel risk-free, and we consider any allegation of employees misconduct really significantly.

When a mother or father worry was introduced to the district in regard to potential inappropriate perform, district directors straight away filed a report with the Division of Children’s Solutions in compliance with Missouri regulation, and the trainer was taken out from the classroom for the remainder of the school yr. We have been in full cooperation with St. Louis County Police and will carry on to offer any information and facts or guidance they request.

I can’t state strongly ample that guarding the welfare of all learners and delivering a safe, secure mastering environment is our 1st priority. If added pertinent information becomes available, the district and authorities will disclose these information as acceptable or permitted by legislation.

While we are not informed of any more allegations, I strongly inspire any individual who could have information and facts to get hold of Lindbergh’s Main Human Methods Officer Dr. Brian McKenney, at [email protected] or 314-729-2480, and St. Louis County Police Detectives at 636-529-8210.

I realize how crucial it is for us to connect overtly with you, and I will hold you educated if extra aspects become obtainable.”