A Stillwater teacher, who was instrumental in organizing the 2018 walkout, has been arrested for lewd proposals to a minor.
Police said the victim is a former student of the suspect.
Suspicion arose last week, according to authorities.
“We were contacted by a concerned parent back on May 12. The parent was concerned about their child’s relationship with a former teacher. The teacher had been in contact with the child by electronic means,” Stillwater Police Captain Kyle Gibbs said.
Police began an investigation into Alberto Morejon, a social studies teacher at Stillwater Junior High.
“Our detectives began an investigation and last night that investigation resulted in the arrest of Alberto Morejon for lewd proposals to a minor,” Gibbs said.
Morejon gained some recognition in 2018 as the admin of the Facebook Group, “Oklahoma Teachers the Time is Now,” which has more than 60,000 members.
The Oklahoma Education Association said Morejon is not a member and is not affiliated with their group.
Gibbs said the investigation is in its early stages and formal charges have not yet been filed.
“This is kind of a big case, unusual case, so it might take a bit longer,” Gibbs said.
Police aren’t ruling out the possibility that there’s more than one alleged victim.
Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to call the Stillwater Police Department.
The Stillwater School District released a statement on Facebook Wednesday reading:
“The Stillwater Police Department notified Stillwater Public Schools administration yesterday evening that it arrested Alberto Morejon, a Stillwater Junior High teacher, alleging he committed lewd proposals to a minor. SPS administration had no knowledge of this matter prior to this notification and has no additional information other than what is included in the Stillwater Police Department media release.
District administration will cooperate fully with both the Stillwater Police Department and Payne County District Attorney as they conduct any future investigation related to this arrest.
Personnel and student matters are confidential by law; as a result, the district cannot release additional information.
Stillwater Public Schools remains committed to providing a safe environment for all, and the district’s future actions will be fully guided by this commitment.”