Former School Board Employee Arrested on Serious Charges


On October 13, 2023, a significant development unfolded as investigators from the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office apprehended Jemartrius C. Mayweather, who had previously been associated with the DeSoto Parish School Board. The charges against Mayweather are deeply troubling, including allegations of Indecent Behavior with Juveniles and Involvement in Juvenile Pornography.

The investigation into this matter is currently underway, with law enforcement agencies diligently working to uncover the truth and ascertain the extent of the situation. This case is complex and sensitive, and it is essential that the legal process is allowed to run its course.

In the pursuit of justice, the authorities are reaching out to the community for any potential information related to this case or any other individuals who may have been affected. The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office encourages those with knowledge or insights to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. You can do so by contacting the DPSO’s Main Office in Mansfield, where investigators are ready to listen and address any concerns at (318) 872-3956.

In response to these grave allegations, the DeSoto Parish School Board issued a statement acknowledging the arrest of the former Mansfield Middle School teacher. The school board expressed its commitment to the safety and well-being of its students as its utmost priority. The statement also emphasized that the incident does not reflect the values and dedication of the district’s educators and staff, who continually strive to provide a secure and nurturing learning environment for all students.

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