A popular Montgomery County middle school teacher is under arrest Thursday for allegedly exposing himself to students.
Montgomery County Police say 43-year-old Charles Bouma, an eighth grade math teacher at Argyle Middle School in Silver Spring, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and disturbing a school operation.
Bouma allegedly exposed himself and engaged in sexual activity while driving in a convertible beside a school bus carrying students from the Academy of the Holy Cross on Monday around 3:15 p.m. near Rockville Pike and Tuckerman Lane, police say.
After the incident, Bouma followed the bus and drove around each side, causing "considerable commotion" on the bus, police say.
The students on the bus were members of the Holy Cross crew team and on their way to practice. The crew team coach wrote down Bouma's license plate and called police to report the incident.
Bouma has been placed on administrative leave, Montgomery County Public School spokesman Brian Edwards says.
"Naturally, this is a very disturbing situation for us," Edwards says. "We will be informing parents of the information we have. If they have any questions, they can speak with the principal about the incident.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Teacher Charged After Alleged Indecent Exposure