On Thursday February 7 the Elk Grove Police Department arrested an Elk Grove Unified School District employee over alleged sexual misconduct with students. Sources say Tyrice Daniels of Elk Grove is in custody after a month’s long investigation into reports the 35 year old supervisor engaged in inappropriate contact with students both on and off campus.
Law enforcement officials say they were first alerted to the allegations in November of 2018. Daniels was a campus supervisor whose duties included monitoring students. Daniels has been placed on leave and is no longer working for the district, according the school officials.
He is charged with sexual battery and annoying or molesting a child.
Elk Grove PD released a statement regarding Tyrice Daniels. “The Elk Grove Police Department Investigations Bureau turned over the case to the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office and a warrant was issued for Daniels’ arrest. Earlier today, Daniels was arrested on the outstanding warrant for sexual battery and annoying or molesting a child. He was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail.”
The Elk Grove Unified School District also responded to Daniels’ arrest. “Student safety is our top priority and when we receive a report of inappropriateness by an employee, school and district officials take the allegations very seriously and swiftly act to immediately remove the alleged offender and cooperate with law enforcement during the investigation,” said Xanthi Pinkerton. Pinkerton is the Director of Communications and Public Information Officer for Elk Grove Unified School District.
Pinkerton pointed out that immediate action was taken when the district first learned that something may have occurred. “EGUSD officials learned of reported allegations of inappropriate communication by Tyrice Daniels with a minor and took immediate action to remove Daniels from duty and place him on leave due to a pending investigation. Daniels no longer works for the District.”
EGUSD is currently facing at least two lawsuits brought by parents over alleged sexual misconduct by other district employees.
Anyone with information can call EGPD Investigations Bureau at (916) 478-8112 or Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357).
The Elk Grove Police Department’s statement can be found here: https://bit.ly/2Swej2N