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Vegas high school theater manager caught masturbating in office, report says

Posted: 11:39 AM, Jan 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-10 17:56:05-05
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A recently obtained arrest report details what led to the arrest of a Clark County School District employee late last year.

Matthew Bidart, 27, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for open and gross lewdness on Dec. 5, 2019, after an incident occurred at Del Sol Academy.

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Students informed school administration they had observed Bidart, a theater manager at the school, with a hand down his pants "doing a masturbation motion" while scrolling through his phone at his desk.

The reported incident took place on Nov. 15, according to police records.

One of the students told police they were "shocked" to see Bidart masturbating and informed them that they saw him doing these actions through his office window while they were walking backstage.

Bidart initially told police he was having a problem with his zipper.

However, upon further questioning, he admitted to touching himself while looking at Instagram, but "it was a light squeeze" and didn't think anyone could see him.

The 27-year-old also told police he "would not consider myself masturbating."

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Authorities said Bidart was booked on the lewdness charge as he did touch himself in an office within a school that had large windows where four school-aged children did see.

Bidart was placed on indefinite suspension in November 2019, per the negotiated terms with his bargaining unit. Bidart was hired by CCSD back in April 2017.