Math teacher, 38, charged with harassing sixth-grade girl during active target practice at Indiana high school
- Ian Gray, 38, was arrested Thursday on charges of child abuse and seduction
- Gray worked as a math teacher at Fall Creek Intermediate School, where he is accused of assaulting a sixth-grade girl multiple times
- He was reportedly able to gain privacy with the girl during active target practice, during which time he would cover the glass doors and windows to a small room
An Indiana math teacher has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 12-year-old girl during active target practice at their high school.
Ian Grey, 38, was taken into custody on Thursday and is now charged with child abuse, child seduction and sexual misconduct with a minor.
Gray was teaching at Fall Creek Intermediate School at the time when he “inappropriately touched” the sixth-grade girl multiple times over the course of the 2017-2018 school year.
According to court documents, which have been viewed by FOX 59, Gray initially harassed the girl by touching her thigh, but “later touched her breasts and genitals.”
The abuse allegedly took place during target practice, with Gray “covering the door window of a small group room” where they had been placed.
The abuse reportedly started to become more frequent and started weekly before the girl’s mother noticed “a drastic shift” in her behavior.
Ian Gray, 38, was arrested Thursday after he was accused of molesting a sixth-grade student at Fall Creek Intermediate School in Indiana
According to the girl’s mother, the 12-year-old started self-harming and behaving.
She says Gray told other students that the girl was a “bad influence” and that they shouldn’t be friends with her.
Gray left Fall Creek Intermediate School Gray at the end of 2017-2018.
He had reportedly taught there for over a decade, but the then principal says he did not suspect any of Gray’s inappropriate behavior.
A school counselor reportedly told investigators she remembered the girl not wanting to go to Gray’s class because he was “too hard on her.”
The girl did not disclose any abuse.
The alleged abuse took place during active target practice at Fall Creek Intermediate School (pictured)
Gray was placed on administrative leave in April at the school where he now teaches. He tendered his resignation on Thursday.
In a statement, the Hamilton Southeastern School District said: “We are aware that a former school employee has been charged with alleged misconduct with an underage student. We have cooperated fully with the Fishers Police Department since the investigation began and will continue to do so in coordination with the Hamilton County Attorney’s Office.”
“We strongly believe in protecting the safety and well-being of our students, which includes working with authorities to investigate allegations of misconduct involving a student… To maintain the integrity of the investigation and ensure the To protect the victim’s privacy, it is our district’s custom not to discuss this matter publicly. ‘