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Letter to parents: Arbor View HS employee arrested for lewdness

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Posted at 9:16 AM, Aug 13, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In a letter sent out to parents and guardians of students at Arbor View High School, the school's principal said one of its employees was arrested by Las Vegas police for "inappropriate contact with a minor."

Clark County Detention Center records show a man named William Peterson was arrested on July 27 and charged with lewdness with a child under 14. He is currently being held on $3,000 bail.

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Clark County School District confirms with 13 Action News that a man named William Peterson is employed by the district and has been assigned to home since Aug. 5, the first day of contract for licensed personnel for the 2020-21 school year.

He is assigned to Arbor View High School as a counselor.

The letter, sent to parents on July 28, said the police are investigating and that the alleged incident does not appear to be related to Peterson's duties at CCSD or any of the school's students.

The full letter reads:

This is Arbor View High School Principal Kevin McPartlin.

The safety of our students is the number one priority at Arbor View High School.

As always, I want to keep you informed of important issues happening within our school community.

I am contacting you to inform you that an employee assigned to our school has been arrested for inappropriate contact with a minor. This incident does not appear to be related to his work duties with the District and does not involve contact with students at our school.

Please know that this is a police investigation and, as school officials, we do not have additional information to share. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is the lead investigative agency. I wish to assure you that, if needed, we will fully cooperate with law enforcement in their investigation.

We are committed to providing quality instruction, ensuring that our students continue to receive an excellent education in a safe environment, and minimizing any disruption in our learning environment.