Destrehan High School Band Director Arrested

Byron Toups (Photo Provided by: St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office)
Byron Toups (Photo Provided by: St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office)

St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested the band director at Destrehan High School on charges of molestation of a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile and simple battery.

39-year-old Byron Toups is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old student at his home.

Deputies say in a separate incident, Toups allegedly tried to kiss a 17-year-old student during band camp at the school last summer, but the teen was unwilling.

Officials say Toups will be arraigned on the charges Wednesday morning.

The investigation is still ongoing.