Man investigated for inappropriate contact with Lindbergh student also visited both Mehlville high schools


The Boy Scouts Police Explorer volunteer who was arrested Tuesday after inappropriate contact with a Lindbergh High School student also visited Oakville and Mehlville high schools in the last two weeks.

Mehlville School District Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler sent an email to parents at the district’s two high schools Wednesday to let them know that the man, 20, who was arrested Tuesday, also visited Oakville High Feb. 21 and Mehlville High Feb. 27.

Lindbergh High School Principal Eric Cochran sent a note to parents Tuesday that the man was arrested early Tuesday by the St. Louis County Police Department after “inappropriate contact” with a Lindbergh student over the weekend, following the man’s visit to the school Friday during lunch.

The school and police did not publicly identify the man because an investigation into his “behavior” is active and he has not yet been charged with a crime, police said. A police spokesman hinted that the arrest had more to do with possible crimes in other jurisdictions than with the inappropriate contact, but did not specify where or what those other crimes might be.

The man was never alone with students at either of the Mehlville schools since he was under supervision from another adult with the Police Explorer program, Bresler said.

At this time, the school is not aware of any inappropriate communication between the unnamed man and Mehlville students, but is working with the St. Louis County Police Department.

Please know that student safety is our top priority, and we are continuously taking steps to improve safety measures in conjunction with the St. Louis County Police,” Bresler wrote.

Anyone with information about the man or any inappropriate contact he might have had with students can contact Sgt. Kavanaugh, the lead investigator, at 314-615-8618, Bresler said.

Anyone with questions or concerns should contact school principals, he added.