Grandview Teacher Under Arrest Faces Charges
The Grandview Police Department says a Grandview High School teacher, accused of having inappropriate relations with students has been arrested. Police say on April 30 a staff member told them about a possible relationship between 26-year-old Zachery Sybouts and a student. The district told police and placed Sybouts on administrative leave while officers investigated.
Police say during the investigation, they discovered Sybouts may have had an inappropriate relationship with more than one student. On Wednesday police arrested Sybouts at his home. He's being held in the Yakima County Jail. His first court appearance is set for this afternoon.
He is facing charges of Coercion, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Communicating with a Minor for Immoral Purposes, and Possession of Depictions of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct.
The Grandview School District has released a statement saying, "while we make no judgments of guilt at this time, if true, the allegations represent a breach of our trust and a disappointing departure from our standards for all district employees. Safety of our students is the highest priority of our school and district staff."
Grandview High School parents who have questions should call Human Resources Director, Matt Mallery at 509-882-8500. Anyone who believes they have information related to the investigation should contact the Grandview Police Department at 509-882-2000.