Police: Teacher accused of indecent behavior with student


NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: A view of “Handcuffs” by Ai Weiwei at the UNITAS 2nd annual gala against human trafficking at Capitale on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for UNITAS)

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — A male middle school teacher in Louisiana was accused of sending inappropriate text messages to at least one female student, police said.

Toranza Arvie, 57, was arrested Tuesday and charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile, Opelousas police said in a news release. More charges are pending, the release stated.

Photo courtesy of KLFY

A parent of a female student noticed the text messages and contacted police, according to the release. Arvie is a teacher at Opelousas Junior High School, news outlets reported.

St. Landry Parish Superintendent Patrick Jenkins told KATC-TV he was unsure of whether Arvie was the girl’s teacher. The alleged contact with the student was unrelated to school work, Jenkins said.

Arvie was booked in the St. Landry Parish Jail. It was unclear whether he had an attorney who could speak for him.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest BRProud Articles

More Local News

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.

Trending Stories