CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A local band teacher is now behind bars, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police.
Mallard Creek High School band teacher Anthony Gonzalez, 25, was arrested for indecent liberties with a student on Friday.
Gonzalez was given a $5,000 bond. FOX 46 has reached out the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools for comment. CMS Executive Director of Communications provided correspondence sent to parents following the incident which said:
Dear Mallard Creek High School Families,
When an incident occurs involving the safety and well-being of our students, I feel it important to let you know the facts in order to inform you and to avoid miscommunication.
Anthony Gonzalez, a Mallard Creek Band instructor has been charged with one count of Felony Taking Indecent Liberties with a Student by a Teacher by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Mr. Gonzalez was arrested this afternoon by CMPD.
I want you to know that I take matters such as this seriously and will assist law enforcement in anyway necessary in this active investigation. The parents of the student involved have been contacted and is also assisting law enforcement in this case.
The safety, security and well-being of students is a top priority and the Mallard Creek High School community remains vigilant in our protection of your children.