Charlotte school employee charged with inappropriately touching student

25-year-old David Lucas works as a family engagement advocate for CMS.
CMS employee David Lucas has been arrested and charged after allegedly inappropriately touching a student.
Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 6:30 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools employee has been arrested and charged with inappropriately touching a student, police said Wednesday.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), a school resource officer at Wilson STEM Academy notified police of the alleged incident shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the employee, 25-year-old David Lucas, was arrested.

Following an interview with investigators, he was transferred into the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with the following offenses:

  • Indecent Liberties with a Child
  • Taking Indecent Liberties with a Student by a School Administrator
  • First-Degree Kidnapping

Lucas is employed by CMS as a family engagement advocate.

CMS issued the following statement to WBTV after Lucas’ arrest:

“The employee in question has been suspended with pay, pending investigation. It is our understanding that CMPD Crimes Against Children unit is conducting a separate investigation.”

Lucas was initially given a $150,000 bond before it was later raised to $300,000.

An investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the lead detective in this case, Detective Adams at 704-432-0547. The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or by visiting their website.

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