by David Leone
WAKE FOREST — A former substitute teacher was arrested Friday for allegedly taking indecent liberties with students at Jones Dairy Elementary School.
Warrants were served on Brian Holt Self, 49, 301 Black Swan Way, for the three counts of taking indecent liberties, which allegedly occurred on July 15 and 17.
He was arrested by the Wake County Sheriff’s Office and held at the Wake County jail on a $150,000 bond, where he remains.
Parents were first alerted that something was amiss when Jones Dairy Elementary Principal Rob Bendel recorded a voice message July 24 citing “a number of questions from parents regarding a former substitute teacher,” and went on to relay that the teacher in question was no longer employed by the school system.
That a sex offense was suspected was not shared in the message. Not all parents were notified.
At least one parent said this week that his family didn’t receive that voice message, possibly because his child had just graduated and was tracked out during mid-July.
No incident report was released by the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, so at the time of the allegation, the public was unaware of the allegation of indecent liberties.
A request for further information by this newspaper was rebuffed.
At that time, Captain Jimmy Stevens of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that there was “an alleged incident originating at Jones Dairy School,” but said the Sheriff’s Office was not ready “to name any suspect or to discuss the particulars of [the] ongoing investigation.”
The extent of the abuse was not listed in reports.
Self is scheduled to next appear in court Sept. 9.