'Shred When Read': Police Search Home of High School Band Director Accused of Inappropriate Contact With Teen

Laurence Einuis, 53, was arrested Thursday at West Springfield High School

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    A Fairfax County band teacher is under arrest, accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a student. Police say there may be more victims, and News4 has learned how police were tipped off. Northern Virginia Bureau reporter David Culver has more. (Published Monday, Jun 9, 2014)

    Police have seized several computers, cameras and storage devices from the home of a high school band director who allegedly engaged in an inappropriate conversation with a teen boy, according to a search warrant.

    Laurence Einuis, 53, was arrested Thursday at West Springfield High School on charges of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

    Investigators say the parents of the 14-year-old victim contacted school administrators June 2 after noticing a number of late-night text messages that were allegedly from Einuis.

    A Fairfax County Police detective later took over the teen's online persona and was contacted by Einuis, court documents state.

    During their conversations, the undercover officer says the suspect "spoke about liking" the teen and wanting to "make out and touch."

    At one point, the teen's parents said the suspect approached the teen with handwritten note that read, "SHRED WHEN READ," the affidavit states.

    Fairfax County Schools officials say Einuis has been suspended without pay.

    Einuis has worked at West Springfield High School since 2003. Before that, he was also a band director at Stuart High School for three years.

    Investigators have not said what additional charges, if any, Einuis will face.