A teacher at Lafayette's Cpl. Middlebrook Elementary School was arrested on simple battery charges yesterday. The charges apparently stem from an incident involving a juvenile child. Specific details related to the charge were not made available as of this report.

The Lafayette Parish School System released a statement on the incident.

This is a personnel matter into which an investigation is ongoing and to which we are unable to comment. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement in the investigation of this matter, as well as continue our own investigation. All reports of alleged misconduct are taken seriously by the LPSS.

A Lafayette Police spokesperson did confirm the following information as published in a report from KLFY.

I can confirm that 51-year-old George Theaux was arrested on campus Tuesday and issued a misdemeanor summons to appear in court.

Further details on the case are expected to be released in the coming days.

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