NAUGATUCK — Police on Thursday arrested a part-time technical assistant for the Naugatuck High School band after a 16-year-old girl in the band reported he sexually harassed her through text messages and social media.
Police served a search warrant at the home of 26-year-old Jordan Byron, who lives at 98 Loomis St. in Milford. They seized his computer and found evidence that he was sending the girl sexual messages on a social networking site, such as Facebook or MySpace, said Lt. Bryan Cammarata of the Naugatuck Police Department.
“There were indications from her that she did not want to speak with him,” Cammarata said. “She made a request to him to stop.”
After Byron persisted, the girl reported the incident Wednesday to police, Cammarata said. Police charged Byron with second-degree harassment and released him on a $2,500 bond to appear Nov. 28 in Waterbury Superior Court.
The incident was also reported to Naugatuck High School staff, who passed it on to Superintendent of Schools John Tindall-Gibson.
Security officials are investigating, Tindall-Gibson said, and once they submit a final report, he and human resources director John Lawlor will decide whether to take disciplinary action.
“I believe that we may be able to complete this on Monday,” Tindall-Gibson said.
Tindall-Gibson did not know how long Byron had been working with the high school band. Marching band assistants are paid a stipend of between $2,000 and $4,000 this year, according to the Naugatuck Teachers League contract.