BUTLER (KDKA) — The Moniteau School District in Butler County says one of its teachers is suspended with pay, but that could all change if charges are filed.
According to state police, 28-year-old Jonathan Crum – an 11th grade English Literature teacher – had alleged inappropriate relationships with three different female students going back to the spring of last year.READ MORE: 'We've Missed Our Guests So Much:' Theaters Reopening In The Cultural District Brings Sense Of Normalcy
All of the alleged victims were 17-years-old.
State police were notified by the Moniteau School District on Wednesday.
The district found out after hearing from other students. The alleged victims were questioned and told their side of the story, which officials say included texting of a sexual nature, touching and sex acts.
All of this reportedly happened in Crum’s classroom. He has taught in the district since 2009.READ MORE: The Search For Kodiak, The National Aviary's Steller's Sea Eagle, Continued On Sunday
The superintendent of the Moniteau School District sent out this statement: “The teacher in question has been suspended with pay pending formal discipline charges, at which time the teacher’s status will be converted to a suspension without pay.”
Crum’s wife is also employed by the district in administration.
Crum has not been arrested; however, state police searched his home Thursday and confiscated two laptops and investigators are waiting for him to turn over his cell phone.
Meanwhile, authorities say Crum admits sending flirtatious text messages to the girls, but nothing beyond that. State police say Crum has asked for an attorney.MORE NEWS: Son Of Carnegie Mellon University President, Thomas Jahanian, Dies After Being Pulled From Monongahela River