Timber Trace Elementary 2nd Grade Teacher Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography
Edward Parker Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography, At Least 300+ Images. Bond Set At $150,000.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone who may have had inappropriate contact with Edward Parker, a 2nd-grade school teacher, come forward and report it to PBSO investigators.
PBSO tells Boca Post that Parker’s arrest was the result of a Cyber Tip submitted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The School district is distancing themselves from this veteran teacher, as the district generally does when personnel faces criminal charges like these. The principal of Timber Trace sent out the following e-mail on Wednesday afternoon:
Hello Timber Trace parents, guardians, and staff,
I’m reaching out to notify you about the off-campus arrest this morning of an educator who has worked at our school since 2002.
Today, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies arrested second-grade teacher, Edward Parker.
Mr. Parker is charged with numerous counts of possession of obscene materials.
I want to assure all of our families that our school and the District take all allegations of misconduct very seriously. Mr. Parker will not be returning to our campus.
At this time, we have no indication that this alleged criminal activity directly involved our school or students, however, this remains an active investigation.
If you, or your child, have any additional information you are asked to contact Detective Malory Wildove, with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, at (561) 688-4079.
Because this is an ongoing investigation, I do not have more specific information but will update you as warranted.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with general questions or concerns about your students.