Police: Teacher arrested for soliciting a minor

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police say a second victim has come forward since a Virginia high school teacher was arrested for soliciting a minor.

Laurence Einuis, 53, was arrested on June 5 at West Springfield High School. He is a teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools, officials said. He was a band instructor and has been working for the county school system since 2000.

Einuis was arrested after an investigation where Einuis "allegedly engaged in an inappropriate conversation with a 14-year-old boy," police said. The victim was not harmed in this incident.

Einuis has been charged him with 'use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children', police said. He is currently suspended without pay, police said.

On June 9, officials announced that a second male student victim came forward with his story. Because of that five additional charges where served against Einuis which mirror the initial five charges for events that happened between May 12 and June 4, police said.

Principal Mark Greenfelder sent a letter to the families at West Springfield High School Families. It reads: "I wanted to alert you to some unpleasant news involving one of our teachers who was served with an arrest warrant today by Fairfax County Police and charged with use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children. The arrest of Mr. Einuis was in connection with an alleged incident involving one of our students. The teacher has been removed from the classroom and suspended. Police have indicated that this remains an ongoing investigation. This is an unfortunate episode and certainly is not indicative of the wonderfully talented and professional staff we have assembled at West Springfield High School. If you have any questions or concerns about this or other school-related matters, please do not hesitate to contact my office. Thank you for your continued support of our school."

Officials would like to speak with anyone else who may have information. You can call 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or e-mail atwww.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org.


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