An elementary school teacher in Whitby has been charged after police say he was allegedly involved in inappropriate relationships with some of his students.
Thomas Grieve, 39, of Scugog Township, who police say is a teacher at Robert Munsch Public School on Norista Street in Whitby, has been charged with eight counts of Sexual Assault and eight counts of Sexual Interference, all of which are against persons younger than 16 years of age. He was held for a bail hearing.
Police say it is alleged the teacher was involved in inappropriate relations with some of his students during school hours.
According to Durham Regional Police, Grieve served as a coach for sports teams at the school and also coached the female Under 18 team for the Durham Rebels Volleyball Club. In addition to teaching at Robert Munsch Public School, he has taught at EA Fairman Public School and various schools as a supply teacher. He has also taught night school and summer school at numerous Secondary Schools, say police.
Investigators want to ensure there are no other victims. Anyone with new information connected with this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Briese of the DRPS Child Abuse Sexual Assault Unit at 1-888-579-1520 extension 5323.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.