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DC school official arrested, charged with indecent exposure at Greenbelt park

Greenbelt Police claim Jamie White, 45, of Hyattsville, exposed himself to multiple people at Buddy Attick Lake Park Tuesday morning.

GREENBELT, Md. — **Editor's Note: WUSA9 decided to show a picture of the suspect in this case because police are trying to figure out if he committed similar crimes in the area.**

Police charged a DC school administrator with committing indecent exposure in a Maryland park.

The Greenbelt Police Department responded to the parking lot of Buddy Attick Lake Park, on Crescent Road, around 9 a.m., on Tuesday, after two women said a man exposed his genitalia.

Police said a caller gave police a detailed description of the man responsible for the alleged crimes.

Officers said the man was no longer on scene when they got to the park, but they were able to ultimately stop him in his car elsewhere in town.

Greenbelt Police identified the man as Jamie White, 45, of Hyattsville, Maryland.

White serves as the dean of students at Bancroft Elementary, in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood, of Northwest DC.

A spokesperson for District of Columbia Public Schools released a statement regarding White’s arrest Wednesday.

“While we cannot comment on personnel or personal matters of employees, we can share that this employee is on leave as of Nov. 29,” the statement reads.

However, more than a dozen parents told WUSA9 they were not informed about White’s arrest until they received reports about it from the media.

"We didn't get any notification notifications about this,” said Bancroft parent Evelin Escobar.

She said she was surprised to hear news about White’s arrest.

“We never hear any problems about him,” Escobar said.

Even people in the neighborhood around Bancroft said they were surprised no notification about White’s arrest was sent out earlier.

“He needs help,” said Mt. Pleasant resident Elizabeth Schrader. “And, they probably should have been a little more forthcoming with the neighborhood and with the school community.”

DCPS said the school’s principal sent out a letter about White’s arrest Wednesday evening, more than a day after the incident allegedly occurred in Greenbelt.

Meanwhile, Greenbelt Police are asking for anyone who has had any contact with White at the Buddy Attick Lake Park to contact GPD at 301-474-7200 or greenbeltpd@greenbeltmd.gov.


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