VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A teacher from Virginia Beach has been arrested and charged with disturbing the peace.

A Virginia Beach Public Schools spokesperson told 10 On Your Side that the teacher, identified as John Dupont, is a Technology Education teacher at Corporate Landing Middle School and that he is currently on administrative leave.

A Virginia Beach Police Department spokesperson said that the teacher has been charged with disturbing the peace. VBPD was unable to provide any more details because it is an active investigation.

Following the incident, the principal at Corporate Landing Middle School, Rv Yoshida, issued a statement to the school community stating that they are “committed to providing a safe environment” for students.

“All staff are expected to adhere to the highest ethical practices and conduct aligned with our core values and we will not tolerate behaviors that compromise the safety of our students or staff,” said Yoshida.

10 On Your Side is working to learn more information about what led to these charges.

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