A Prince George's County teacher has been arrested after police say he had sexual contact with a 17-year-old student on school grounds.
Police charged 45-year-old Vincent McDuffie, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, with sex abuse of a minor.
McDuffie is a teacher at Forestville High School. The student said he had sexual contact with her several times in March and April on school grounds during the school day, police said.
McDuffie was arrested on Thursday and admitted his involvement with the student, police said.
Prince George's County Public Schools released the following statement about McDuffie's arrest:
"Prince George's County Public Schools is aware of the arrest of a Forestville High School teacher on Thursday. We will cooperate fully with law enforcement in its investigation. Based upon the admission made by the teacher to the police, we have placed him on leave without pay and will immediately seek his termination. Any behavior that brings harm to a student will not be tolerated in any way in PGCPS. We remain keenly focused on our commitment to ensuring a quality education in a safe environment for the children of PGCPS."
Police ask that anyone with information call the Prince George's County Police Department's Children and Vulnerable Adult Unit at 301 (722) 4930, call anonymously at 1 (866) 411-TIPS or test "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES.