Jordan Alexander Williams, 24, Selma, a former Selma Unified School District employee, has been arrested on two counts of annoying or molesting a minor. The Selma Police announced the arrest Friday March 20.
The Police Department was contacted by school officials last Monday, March 16, regarding possible inappropriate conduct between Williams and a student. An extensive investigation into the allegations resulted in a criminal complaint being filed with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. After review of the criminal complaint, an arrest warrant was issued for Jordan Williams for two misdemeanor counts of annoying and molesting a minor.
Williams worked as a teacher's assistant in the choir department.
Interim Superintendent Teresa Wood said parents of students who had been in direct conflict with the now-former employee have been contacted personally by telephone.
Principals at both Selma High and Abraham Lincoln Middle schools talked with students and other employees to gather information, Police Chief Greg Garner said.
District officials alerted all parents with an automated message and letters that were sent home March 17.
Garner said that investigation started once a note from a male teacher was found in a male student’s possession that “caused concern for the district. We believed it to be inappropriate.”
Garner said Williams had been cooperative.
In the letter addressed to middle and high school parents, Wood confirms that Williams is no longer employed at the district but that information regarding an adult or student cannot by disclosed by school or district staff members.
“Both the physical safety and the emotional well-being of your children are our priorities as well,” Wood states in the letter. School resource officers, psychologists and mental health clinicians are being made available for students.