Former teacher charged with sexual misconduct with a minor
A former Warsaw Community Schools teacher was arrested Thursday for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old student.
Calvin Moser, 37, was arrested on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor and child solicitation.
The school district learned of the inappropriate relationship on March 28 and contacted the authorities. Moser was suspended and the district began the process to terminate his employment, according to a release from the school district.
On March 31, a Warsaw Police officer spoke with representatives from Warsaw Community Schools and they informed police of inappropriate sexual contact between Moser and a 14-year-old student, reports said.
Police learned Moser had given the student a Starbucks gift card and she would often go to his classroom during lunch.
School officials said they checked Moser's computer and found emails from the student that indicated her mother suspected there was an inappropriate relationship between the two, reports said.
Police said they also discovered Moser had inappropriate conversations with several other female students.
Warsaw Community Schools issued the following statement:
Warsaw Community Schools is committed to providing our students with a safe learning environment. To achieve this goal, Warsaw Community Schools maintains long established procedures to guard against, investigate, and report any conduct that may, in any way, create a potentially harmful situation to our students. If Warsaw Community Schools learns of any allegation of such conduct, we promise to undertake a prompt and thorough investigation and to impose appropriate disciplinary and remedial measures when necessary and appropriate to rectify the situation and protect our students.
After learning on Monday, March 28, 2016, of allegations regarding a teacher’s possible unprofessional conduct with a female high school student, Warsaw Community Schools immediately commenced an investigation. Warsaw Community Schools also immediately reported these allegations to the appropriate authorities, including the local police, the Department of Child Services, and the Indiana Department of Education. The teacher was Calvin Moser, a Warsaw Area Career Center teacher. Mr. Moser was immediately suspended as a teacher in accordance with Indiana law and the process to terminate his employment was commenced. Mr. Moser is prohibited from interacting in any fashion with students and from being on school grounds. Subsequent investigations by law enforcement officials confirmed that the teacher unlawfully touched that student. On Monday, May 16, 2016, Mr. Moser was criminally charged and a warrant for his arrest was issued. Warsaw Community Schools will continue to work closely with the local prosecutor and law enforcement officials, as well as the effected students and parents.
To avoid interfering in any manner with the pending criminal matter, Warsaw Community Schools must limit its comments. Additionally, federal and state privacy laws prevent us from commenting on this matter beyond this statement. Our students’ safety and well-being are our utmost concerns. From the beginning, our focus is the best interests of our students. Rest assured that Warsaw Community Schools will undertake all measures to safeguard our children, who are our community’s future.