Elementary school teacher arrested for solicitation of 2-year-old, officers concerned there could be more victims

Xavier Donte Alexander, 27, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. [Image credit: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office]

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of 27-year-old Xavier Donte Alexander for solicitation of a minor and traveling to meet with a minor.

 

According to the Sheriff's Office, that minor was 2-years-old.

 

A 4th grade teacher at Grove Park Elementary School near Palm Beach Gardens, Alexander also listed himself on several childcare websites including Care.com.

 

The Palm Beach County School District issued a statement after the arrest saying that they were "shocked and appalled by the nature of the crimes." The statement went on to say that they school district is "cooperating fully with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office" and that Alexander :will not be returning to the School District as a teacher, or in any other capacity, pending the outcome of the criminal investigation."

 

While the charges currently filed did not involve either school property or a student within the school district, "administrators reached out to parents of students in Alexander's class immediately after learning of his arrest. The District is also offering families support services."

 

The Orlando Sentinel states that Alexander had been at Grove Elementary for approximately 6 months, and had been with the school district since 2012 according to a LinkedIn profile.

 

The Miami Herald stated that a check of the Florida Department of Education records revealed that he had no disciplinary actions on his teaching license.

 

Investigators are concerned though, that there may be more victims out there and are asking that anyone with information contact Detective Malory Wildove at (561) 688-4079, via email at WildoveM@pbso.org or through Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County of (800) 458-TIPS (8477).

 

Earlier this morning, in his first court appearance, Alexander's bond was set at $1 million. Should he manage to gain release, the judge also issued an order banning him from use of electronic devices or the internet, possession of weapons, contact with any schools or day cares, contact with the alleged victim, the victim's family, any witnesses, or anyone under the age of 18.

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