LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Several students of a Sierra Vista High School teacher told Clark County School District Police that he had touched them inappropriately, according to the teacher’s arrest report.
Jonathan Cronin, 29, who also coached wrestling, is currently facing four counts of open and gross lewdness, four counts of sexual misconduct involving students and one count of obscenity.
An investigation by Child Protective Services involving a learning disabled student and Cronin is what alerted Clark County School Police to begin investigating and interviewing students in early April.
According to the report, more than one male student told police that Cronin touched their private area either in class or during wrestling. Some students said he showed them obscene photos on his phone and said inappropriate things. Some female students said he would slap them on the butt.
Students told police the encounters made them feel uncomfortable.
Cronin even contacted some of the students during the investigation and asked about it. One student said he threatened that he was going to have the initial student who made the complaint beat up, the report said.
The investigation also showed Cronin would come to school late, sometimes two periods late, and ask students to lie about it. The class would watch movies, socialize, dance, wrestle and not do class work, according to the report.
CCSD Police attempted to interview Cronin but he said he was trying to coordinate with his attorney for a time to talk.
Cronin was hired by the district in 2016. He is currently “assigned to home” following the allegations.