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Lebanon band teacher arrested, accused of inappropriate messages to person posing as underage

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 21:14:40-05

LEBANON — A band teacher at Lebanon High School has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested on preliminary charges of attempted child seduction.

Friday afternoon, Lebanon police arrested 39-year-old Brian J. Boyer. A statement from the police department states police responded to a call Friday morning and were told two people at the administration building want to file a complaint on a teacher at the school.

They said they were at the school posing as an underage girl, and said Boyer had inappropriate conversations with them through an app.

A Lebanon Community School Corporation statement says Boyer had been employed as a band teacher since July 2019.

The district’s full statement is below:

Lebanon Community School Corporation is aware of charges filed today against Brian Joseph Boyer. Boyer was placed on administrative leave immediately upon learning of allegations of misconduct. He has been employed as a band teacher at Lebanon High School since July 2019.

The events that precede these charges did not involve any students at Lebanon Community School Corporation, and at this time, administrators have not received any report of misconduct involving our students. We will continue to investigate and fully cooperate with local law enforcement.

Student safety is our utmost priority. District policies concerning employee conduct are strictly enforced, and employees receive regular training in best practices in student and school safety. Support is available for students through our school counselors and mental health partners.