WYNNE, AR (WMC) - A middle school classroom aide is behind bars accused of sexual misconduct with a child.
Wynne Public Schools said Lee Walker was suspended and recommended for termination following reports he made sexual advances toward a child in his classroom.
Walker was arrested and charged with sexually grooming a child, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and sexual indecency with a child.
The teen told police that Walker handed her a note that said "Can I have you? I want you Yes or No?" She said Walker mouthed to her during class "Yes or No."
The girl told police Walker called her up to his desk and showed her a photo of a penis. Walker told investigators the photo was on his phone because he had sent it to a woman the night before and he was texting the woman and the student must have seen it accidentally.
Wynne Public Schools said it is working with police to assist in the investigation.
Parents of students at Wynne Jr. High are shocked and disturbed by the allegations.
"It's sad and scary that anything like that would happen," said one parent who did not want to be identified.
The parent said she found out about Walker's arrest earlier this month when she saw his mugshot on the Cross County Sheriff's website.
She said other parents are disturbed by the incident, calling it "nasty" and "scary."
Students said Walker had been at Wynne Jr. High for about a year and a half.
The school said in a statement it has been recommended that Walker be terminated.
Walker can ask for a hearing before the Wynne School Board.