NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Parents of victims in a recently-exposed sexual exploitation case within Metro Nashville Public Schools learned about what’s next in the case Tuesday night.
The Davidson County District Attorney’s Office held the meeting for families to give them a status update and explain what will happen next and what’s going on in the legal system.
It comes after Jarrett Jones, a teacher at Antioch High School, was accused of secretly videotaping elementary school students while he taught at Napier Elementary School in South Nashville between 2011 and 2015.
Police say at least 40 students were recorded while changing their clothes inside a classroom’s closet. Police also said another teacher at Antioch High turned the 30-year-old in after finding the videos while working on his computer.
The DA’s office says the purpose of Tuesday night’s meeting was to answer any questions parents of those 40 students may have.
Some parents didn’t know until Tuesday afternoon their child was involved in the case.
“The office of the District Attorney of Nashville, and frankly the citizens of Nashville—we stand behind the victims of this crime, and we want to the families to know that we will be here for them in the future as we try to bring the defendant to justice,” said Ken Whitehouse, Director of Research and Media Relations.
The DA’s office is also filing a motion to up Jones’ bond, which is currently set at $100,000. That motion will be discussed in a court review Wednesday.