A substitute teacher in the Scott County Schools faces two counts of first-degree sexual abuse involving two female students, police said.
Edwin Casper II, 66, a substitute at Royal Spring Middle School in Georgetown, was arrested Friday after two students alleged inappropriate touching, Georgetown police Lt. Robert Swanigan said.
Kentucky State Police arrested Casper on Friday at his Bagdad home in eastern Shelby County. He was released from the Shelby County Detention Center on a $5,000 surety bond.
An arrest warrant and criminal complaint filed with the Scott Circuit Court clerk's office alleges Casper "ran his hand across the breast of each victim" while he was a substitute teacher.
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In a written statement, Scott County Superintendent Patricia Putty said all employees of the district, including substitute teachers, must complete "a thorough state and FBI criminal background check prior to being hired."
"As soon as an allegation was made at midday Friday, the administration of the school acted immediately to remove the sub from the building and notified law enforcement," Putty said in the statement,
Her statement added: "I can assure all parents that this substitute will no longer be working in the Scott County school district."
She applauded students for notifying a teacher and school administrator about their concerns and praised the school administration "for their expeditious handling of the situation."
"The number one priority of the Scott County school district is to provide a safe, learning environment for all students," Putty's statement concluded.