JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Action News Jax has uncovered a school district police lieutenant has been arrested.
Lt. Sean MacMaster has been taken to jail on a fugitive warrant out of Michigan.
Documents show he was arrested at Duval County School Police headquarters Tuesday. Action News Jax is working to find out what charges MacMaster faces in Michigan.
Duval County Public Schools released the following statement on the arrest:
We have received notification that an employee with the Duval County School Police Department, Lt. Sean MacMaster, was arrested this morning on an out of state warrant.
The charges are not related to the school district or any student in the district. However, the district is closely monitoring this situation. The individual is currently in custody. Should he be released from custody, he will not have any contact with students pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
“We have the highest expectations of professional and personal conduct for those who are charged with serving and protecting our students,” said School Police Director Micheal Edwards. “We are monitoring this investigation closely and will take appropriate action as the facts of the matter emerge.”
All questions relating to the criminal case can be directed to the appropriate law enforcement agency. As this investigation is active, the school district is unable to provide further comment.
Action News Jax received a statement from MacMaster's attorney, which said in part:
"Lt. MacMaster is a respected member of the local law enforcement community. He denies these previously-litigated and unfounded claims by his former spouse.
"From our perspective this is a gross manipulation of our legal system, not for the purpose of justice for a child’s injury."
#ANjaxBREAKING: @DuvalSchools Superintendent confirms a school board police Lt. was arrested today. Says they’ll follow their normal policies & procedures. No additional details provided. JSO charge is Fugitive Warrant of Extradition (Fugitive from Justice). @ActionNewsJax— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) May 7, 2019
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