SAN ANTONIO — A 49-year-old middle school teacher is in custody for allegedly exchanging messages and photos "that were sexual in nature" with a young student last summer, police say.
Officials with the San Antonio Police Department said an investigation was launched in June when the victim's parents contacted authorities, having found the messages on their child's phone. Enough evidence was gathered over the subsequent months to arrest Lloyd Pegues.
The victim is under 14 years old. It's unclear, however, if there was any contact between Pegues and the victim at their school.
Police also didn't specify the school, but Pegues is listed as having worked for Rhodes Middle School, part of San Antonio ISD. A district spokesperson told KENS 5 that Pegues resigned amid SAISD's own investigation, adding "he is no longer an employee."
"We want our community to know that the safety and security of our students and staff will always be our utmost priority," the statements goes on to read.
Guzman added police believe Pegues may have targeted other minors, and encouraged families of additional victims to contact SAPD at (210)207-7273.
Middle school teacher arrested after exchanging sexually charged messages with student.
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