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Custodian Arrested for Inappropriately Touching a Girl on School Grounds.

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for inappropriately touching a juvenile female on school grounds. for inappropriately touching a juvenile female on school grounds.

PASCO, WA. -- An elementary school custodian working in Pasco is sitting in jail Friday accused of inappropriately touching a young girl. 

The custodian under arrest worked here at Maya Angelou Elementary School in Pasco. 

According to a statement from the Pasco School District, the administration got a report about a custodian inappropriately touching an underage girl on January 21st. They immediately informed the Pasco Police Department and put the custodian on administrative leave during the investigation.

On Wednesday, almost a month later, officers arrested the custodian. Thursday, the district sent a letter home to parents informing them of what happened. 

We talked to one parent who described his reaction to reading the letter. 

"It was quite a surprise," Kirk Bagley said. "I mean it happens throughout the United States and here, it's a little shocking."

In their statement, the Pasco School District said, "While we make no judgments of guilt at this time, if true, the allegations represent a breach of our trust and a disappointing departure from our standards for all district employees."

They say if any parents have questions they should contact the principal of Maya Angelou Elementary. 

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PASCO, WA -  A custodian at Maya Angelou Elementary School has been arrested for inappropriately touching a juvenile female on school grounds. In a letter sent home to parents, the Principle of Maya Angelou said, "If true, the allegations represent a breach of our trust and a disappointing departure from our standards for district employees."

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