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NEW PALESTINE, Ind. — An instructional aide for the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County has been charged with stalking, child seduction and official misconduct by a public servant.

Justin McCaw, who worked at New Palestine High School, was charged Wednesday in Hancock County.

He worked with the school from April 17, 2017, until Feb. 11, 2019.

After the school district learned of the charges against McCaw, he was fired and they released the following statement:

Justin McCaw was terminated from his instructional aide position by the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County following receipt of information from law enforcement on a substantiated incident of inappropriate behavior in violation of school board policy.

Because the safety and wellbeing of all students is our number one priority, a No Trespass Order was issued in addition to his termination. 

The district will continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement as they continue with their procedures. The district is not at liberty to discuss any additional details regarding this matter.  Any questions should be directed to the New Palestine Police Department.

McCaw is currently being held in the Hancock County Jail.

His first court appearance is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday.