Zachary police address social media outcry of investigation into teacher accused of having sex with student

Zachary police chief explains why it took nearly two weeks to make arrest in case of teacher accused of having sex with a student

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Leaders from the City of Zachary and the Zachary Community School District held a news conference on Feb. 9 to address the recent arrest of a teacher at Northwestern Middle School.


Zachary Mayor David Amrhein, Zachary Police Chief David McDavid, and Zachary School Superindent Scott Devillier held the news conference to address public criticism of the investigation on social media.

McDavid said none of the alleged incidents between Silva and the student happened at school.

Authorities do not believe there are any other victims at this time. Anyone with information about other possible incidents is asked to call the Zachary Police Department.

McDavid also said there was evidence that some of the alleged incidents happened outside of the city of Zachary in unincorporated East Baton Rouge Parish, which is why he says the sheriff’s office assisted the Zachary Police Department.

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