Teacher Arrested for Sexual Assault

Brett Blume (@brettblumekmox)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Counselors are on site at a handful of Metro East schools today after a teacher was arrested for sexual assault.

Jason Ehlers, 36, was a grade school teacher in the Triad District and a former teacher in Bethalto, as well as a one-time principal in the Southwestern Community School District.

Lieutenant Craig Welch with Bethalto Police says the charges involve two young victims he met through “his social network”, one under the age of 13, between September of 2010 and July 2012.

“I’m encouraging anybody who has additional information or has had negative contact with Jason Ehlers to come forward,” Welch says.

He says investigators determined that no current or former students of Jason Ehlers were targeted by him.

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