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July 6, 2015

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Teacher arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure

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On April 27, 2012, the LVMPD Sexual Assault Detail arrested 35-year-old Timothy Lawson of Las Vegas. Lawson is charged with one count of Open and Gross Lewdness and one count of Indecent Exposure.

A Clark County School District teacher was arrested Friday in connection with reports of public masturbation near a western Las Vegas Valley high school since December, Metro Police said.

Timothy Lawson, a 35-year-old Las Vegas resident, was arrested in suspicion of open and gross lewdness and indecent exposure in the area surrounding Lake Mead and Rainbow boulevards, near Cimarron-Memorial High School, police said.

Lawson is a teacher and assistant wrestling coach at Cimarron-Memorial and has been employed by the School District since September 2005, according to Melinda Malone, a School District spokeswoman.

Lawson is still employed by the School District, but is at home on paid leave as of the past two weeks pending the results of the investigation, Malone said. The School District does not release personnel information such as dismissals, but in cases such as this, the individual is usually dismissed, Malone said.

Officers are still investigating the case, police said. Anyone with any information about these incidents, or who may have been a victim, is asked to contact Metro's Sexual Assault Detail at 828-3421, or — to remain anonymous — contact Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or

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  1. What a scourge against children , society as well as the teaching profession itself. Teachers face enough challenges with respect from parents and society as it is without these type of monsters endangering children and sullying the teaching profession reputation even more. Hopefully he will face the full measure of the law just as the 2 teacher perverts in Boulder City several years ago that were engaging in inappropriate touching and sexual acts. Put these monsters in general population and let the prisons sort things out.

  2. Eeww. More coaches like the one at PSU. At least this one hasn't hurt anybody yet. (That we know of)

  3. Hum?

    No pictures or description of privates be hard to prove this one. Could be kids mad at him and found a way to even.

  4. The wrestling coach ? It figures. We need background checks on these teachers.

  5. Wolfdog: Teachers get background checks. If there aren't any arrests, how to you propose we find these people before they are in the classroom?

  6. @Shannon: Yes there are background checks but I do believe that there are some teachers that actually have had past problems that aren't detected.

  7. chuck333, if these problems aren't detected by fingerprints submitted to the FBI and Metro, I don't know how you'd be able to find them any other way.