BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A local teacher who has spent decades in the classroom has been arrested for allegedly trying to meet with a minor student for sex, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said 64-year-old, Timothy Liscum of Melbourne, was arrested Sunday afternoon after he tried to meet a student in Brevard County to have “sexual relations.”
Deputies said Liscum is a teacher at Satellite High School and has been employed with Brevard Public Schools for the last 30 years.
According to a report, Liscum was communicating with one of the students at the school and the student, “became concerned about the content of the conversations and told another student, as well as a trusted teacher.”
The teacher reported the information to school administrators, who then contacted the student’s parent, officials said.
Deputies said Liscum asked the student to meet at a location for sex and he was arrested at that location when he arrived.
On Monday morning, Brevard Public Schools released the following statement regarding Liscum’s arrest:
“Satellite High teacher Timothy Liscum was arrested Sunday and is accused of trying to meet a student for sexual relations. The teacher is in jail and will not be returning to campus. BPS is beyond shocked by the allegations, but we are proud of the courage shown by the student and the support given by a trusted teacher who helped alert investigators. BPS will continue to work with the Sheriff’s Office as needed to help with the investigation.”
BCSO said investigators are trying to determine if Liscum may have victimized other children.
Deputies said anyone who may have information about Liscum is asked to call Brevard County Agent Aja Stake at 321-633-8410 or Crimeline at 800-423-8477.
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