36 year old Jonathan LeRay Eure was arrested Tuesday morning after a grand jury indicted him on ten charges including sex abuse of a minor, perverted practice and fourth-degree sex offense. The contact between Eure and a student is alleged to have happened multiple times.
According to a statement released by the school district, Eure had been an employee at the Parkside High School but had been on administrative leave for the duration of the investigation.
Yesterday morning, Donna Hanlin, the Superintendent of Wicomico County Public Schools, released a statement.
"This morning we were notified by the State’s Attorney’s Office that Jonathan Eure, an instructional assistant at Parkside High School, has been arrested on numerous charges allegedly involving a minor, who was a former student. Eure had previously been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. Wicomico County Public Schools is working in full cooperation with the State’s Attorney’s Office and with law enforcement on this matter.
Our first priority is always the safety and well-being of our students and staff. In accordance with the "See Something, Say Something" message that we promote, we strongly encourage our students, staff, parents and community that if you see or hear of anything suspicious or inappropriate, that you report it immediately.
In addition, any person with information related to this matter is asked to contact the Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center or the State’s Attorney’s Office."
Authorities have stated that while the investigation is ongoing, they have no reason to believe at this time that any other students were victims.
Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center is asking that anyone with information related to this case, or similar allegations, or additional information, to contact them Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm at (410)713-3900. After hours, people can contact the Wicomico County Sheriff's office at (410)548-4891, or the Salisbury Police Department at (410)548-3165.