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High school teacher's arrest report details history of inappropriate behavior

Posted at 1:17 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 00:07:04-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Sierra Vista High School teacher who was recently arrested appears to have a history of inappropriate conduct, according to his arrest report.

The Clark County School District Police Department arrested 29-year-old James "Jonny" Cronin on April 11 after they were contacted by the campus officer for Sierra Vista.

The campus officer says he was contacted on March 27 by a detective with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department about a possible case of open and gross lewdness between a teacher and student.

LVMPD detectives told the campus officer that they had been contacted by Child Protective Services.

ORIGINAL STORY: Sierra Vista High school teacher arrested for inappropriate behavior with students

Some of the things the teacher is accused of doing include:

  • Showing up for school late and asking students to lie about what they did in class (watching movies and dancing vs. classwork)
  • Showing photos of naked women to students, claiming the women are his girlfriends or sugar mamas
  • Twerking on students
  • Giving a demonstration in his classroom of various sexual positions
  • Telling a male student to dance like a stripper in class
  • Repeatedly touching the buttocks and groin area of multiple male students and claiming he was just joking or messing around
  • Telling a female student that she could be a porn star while whispering in her ear and touching her shoulders
  • Asking a female student about losing her virginity and telling her she needs to be with a "big pimp" like him
  • Supposedly saying that he was going to "ski mask Dr. Alfonzo" or beat Dr. Alfonzo up
  • Throwing gang signs, dancing and using foul language in his classroom
  • Not wearing a shirt in class and allowing a student to pop pimples on his back
  • Receiving a haircut in class
  • Asking male students if they would have sex with female students in his classroom and his student aide
  • Talking about having sex with various students or friends of students or mothers of students
  • Giving a student fake crack and then asking a hall monitor to check the student's pockets

The most recent incident happened on March 25, 2019. However, other incidents took place in 2017 and 2018.

Students told police that they were afraid to report Cronin's behavior.

As Cronin is also accused of threatening students and staff members who he believed talked to administration and police about his behavior before he was arrested.

Wednesday, Cronin remained in custody although a judge ordered his release on Monday.

After his release, he will have to wear a monitoring device and stay away from the high school and alleged victims, according to authorities.