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Lebanon High School band teacher arrested on attempted child solicitation charge

The district said the charge did not involve any students at Lebanon Community School Corporation.

LEBANON, Indiana — Lebanon police arrested the high school band director Friday on a child solicitation charge.  

In a statement to parents, the school district said it is aware of arrest charges against Brian Joseph Boyer.

Police said they responded to an attempted child solicitation at Lebanon High School Friday morning. 

Officers were told that two people were at the Lebanon Schools Administration building wanting to file a complaint on a teacher. 

Officers spoke to the individuals who had already met with Mr. Boyer at Lebanon High School. 

The individuals said they were part of a group called Predator Catchers of Indiana and they were at the school posing as an underage female. 

The individuals stated Mr. Boyer was having inappropriate conversations with them using a mobile app.

The district said Boyer was placed on administrative leave immediately upon learning of allegations of misconduct. 

Boyer has been employed as a band teacher at Lebanon High School since July 2019. 

The district said the charge did not involve any students at Lebanon Community School Corporation and administrators have not received any reports of misconduct involving their students. 

According to online jail records, Brian Joseph Boyer was booked into the Boone County Jail around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Boyer is facing one count of child solicitation.

Boyer's initial hearing is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.