Parents and grandparents with children who attend Seymour Middle School are disturbed after a teacher was arrested for child molestation.
“It’s sad… it’s sad the way the world is going,” Pat McKnight told WDRB News.
Aaron Murray, a math teacher at the middle school, was arrested on two counts of child molestation Tuesday.
“It’s always disturbing,” said Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott.
Chief Abbott said Murray is being held at the Jackson County jail for allegedly having inappropriate conduct with a student. Police tell us a parent from Seymour Middle School contacted them on July 1 complaining about teacher, Aaron Murray. After weeks of investigating, Murray was arrested Tuesday night.
“It’s really scary to have your kids entrusted to somebody like that. It’s scary,” said McKnight.
The middle school houses 7th and 8th grade students. Chief Abbott said this is the first time he’s had to deal with a situation like this involving a student and a teacher.
“Every child molesting case is bad because there’s always going to be a victim and there’s always going to be a victim for a very long time,” said Chief Abbott.
Pat McKnight has three children. She says she never had to worry about inappropriate teacher-student relations. Now that she has 7 grandchildren it’s something she always thinks about.
“Make them very watchful, even people they trust. They just have to be very careful,” said McKnight.
Police say the most important thing is to keep an open line of communication between parent and child.
“Make sure that they know the different between good touch and bad touch,” said Chief Abbott.
Only one victim has come forward with allegations against Murray, but Chief Abbott says there is always the possibility for more to come forward.
“You just never know about people, it’s very hard,” said McKnight.