CARROLLTON, Georgia — A substitute teacher working at a Georgia elementary school has been busted for allegedly masturbating in front of a classroom filled with 19 second graders, police said.
Amelia Ressler, 30, was arrested after staff members at Mt. Zion Elementary School reported allegations of misconduct involving her engaging in “indecent and immoral acts while in the presence of school-aged children,” the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
The school is near Carrollton, a city about 54 miles west of Atlanta.
Investigators obtained photos and video of Ressler masturbating in front of a second-grade classroom, authorities said.
Investigators are continuing to conduct interviews with the 19 children who were present in the classroom during the alleged incident and additional charges could be added, police said.
“We appreciate the dedication Carroll County Schools has for the safety of their students as they are working diligently to communicate with all parents of students affected and we will continue to work closely with them during the remainder of the investigation,” the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.