A 35-year-old Syosset middle school English teacher was arrested Thursday for maintaining an inappropriate journal with a student, Nassau police said.
Ian Edrich, of East Meadow, had a journal with a 13-year-old boy that “contained comments from the teacher to the student that were immoral, unhealthy and inappropriate between an adult and a child,” police said in a statement.
The 7th grade teacher at Thompson Junior High School was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Edrich surrendered to police at the Second Precinct without incident, police said. He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Thursday.
“The Syosset Central School District immediately contacted law enforcement officials when this matter was brought to our attention,” school officials said in a statement, adding that Edrich has been suspended. “This teacher is prohibited from being on school property and all his school district Internet accounts, including email access, have been disconnected.”