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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools employee was arrested at his home Wednesday for ‘inappropriately touching’ a female student on Tuesday, according to CMPD.

David Lucas, 25, from Wilson STEM Academy, was apprehended without incident and charged with the following:

  • Indecent liberties with a child
  • Taking indecent liberties with a student by a school administrator
  • First-degree kidnapping
David Lucas (Courtesy: MCSO)

Lucas was reportedly hired on Jan. 17, 2023.

CMS officials say they were informed of the situation Wednesday and immediately alerted the police.

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The district released the following statement regarding the incident:

“The employee in question has been suspended with pay, pending investigation.

Detectives with CMPD’s Crimes Against Children Unit have taken over the investigation; no further information was released.