A former Caledonia High School band director accused of sexual misconduct with students is expected to turn himself in to authorities soon.
David Tawan Chambers, 42, faces charges of fondling and computer luring of a minor for sexual purposes after Mississippi 16th Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens issued arrest warrants for those charges on Thursday.
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office has contacted Chambers, Chief Deputy Marc Miley told The Dispatch, and plans are for the suspect to turn himself in on Monday.
The sheriff’s office opened an investigation on Feb. 24 after parents and district administrators alleged he engaged in sexual misconduct with students. LCSO has previously confirmed to The Dispatch that Chambers is suspected of misconduct involving several high school students.
A press release LCSO issued Friday notes the misconduct also may have occurred in Batesville and Oxford while Chambers traveled for school functions.
Kitchens held a probable cause hearing, as required under state law for a criminally accused school official, on Thursday in Lowndes County Circuit Court before issuing the warrants. Chambers was not present at the hearing, according to the release.
Chambers resigned from his job on Feb. 24. The Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees accepted his resignation at a March 10 board meeting.
He was employed at the district for more than seven years.
School district administration has routinely declined to comment on the investigation. Calls to Chambers have gone unreturned.
Alex Holloway was formerly a reporter with The Dispatch.
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