BENTON, LA (KSLA) - Parents will get an opportunity early this week to learn how to talk with their children about the recent arrest of a Benton Elementary schoolteacher and coach.
Bossier School District plans to hold a community meeting Tuesday, starting at 6 p.m., in the gym at Benton High, 6136 Louisiana Highway 3 in Benton.
“A team of child psychologists, counselors and other experts will be there to help guide parents on how to talk with their children about sexual issues outside the home and to offer support services,” says a statement from the School District.
Representatives of the School District, Gingerbread House and the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office also will be on hand.
The School District says immediate help from trained professionals is available by calling (318) 773-5146.
“Bossier Schools is committed to ensure our students and their families receive every form of support the district can provide as we work together through this difficult time,” the district’s statement says.
Bossier schools Superintendent Scott Smith held a news conference Saturday about the arrest of Aubrey “Perry” Norcross, a 47-year-old who has been charged with first-degree rape and video voyeurism.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Norcross on Wednesday.
Authorities added the rape charge Friday.
The Bossier City resident remains in Bossier Maximum-Security Facility at Plain Dealing.
His bonds total $900,000.