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Alberta high school teacher accused of sexual exploitation of student
Alberta high school teacher accused of sexual exploitation of student

Alberta high school teacher accused of sexual exploitation of student

Raymond RCMP have charged a local high school teacher with sex offences allegedly involving a student.

According to police, the suspect was alledgedly having inappropriate actions through text messages and actions with a Raymond High School student outside the school environment.

Jentry Jack Salmon was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation. His first court appearance was Tuesday.

Westwind School Division says in a statement

Westwind School Division is aware that Jentry Salmon, a teacher in Raymond, has been charged with sexual exploitation by the RCMP. In matters of this nature, the safety and wellbeing of our students are our highest priority. When Westwind first became aware of allegations about Jentry, who has now been charged, the school division enacted its respectful protocol to ensure the safety of students and to conduct an investigation into the matter. The teacher was immediately suspended in October 2016, pending charges being laid and the outcome of any subsequent court case. The teacher has not been at the school or in contact with students since then. When the RCMP initiated a criminal investigation, Westwind School Division suspended our internal investigation in order to preserve the integrity of the RCMP proceedings. The school division has cooperated fully with the RCMP and will continue to do so. As this is a personnel matter and it is also before the courts we can supply no additional information or comments at this time.

Ken Sommerfeldt
Superintendent

Agencies/Canadajournal




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