Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police have arrested a former teacher at Beaver Dam Elementary School who is facing charges in connection with several counts of indecent liberties that allegedly occurred at the school, according to court documents and Raleigh police.
Peter Cunningham Moody, 39, of 2611 Calliope Way in Raleigh, was being held at the Wake County jail under $200,000 bond for incidents that allegedly occurred between August 2018 through June 2019.
Moody has been charged with four counts with at least two underage individuals.
According to the Wake County Public School System, Moody was hired in August 2017 and resigned two years later, on Aug. 13, 2019. He taught fifth-grade students at the school, school officials said.
The school’s principal sent a letter home to parents recently to inform them about the situation.
“This is disheartening news for the Beaverdam community,” Principal Marion Evans wrote. “I understand that students and families will experience a wide range of emotions. The trust you place in your teachers is sacred, and we do not and will not tolerate any violation of that trust.”
Evans told parents that the school district learned of the allegations in August, and administrators told police.
The allegations sparked an internal school district investigation, which preceded Moody’s resignation before students returned for the fall semester.
It was not immediately clear if the students involved attended classes taught by Moody.