Monday, April 30, 2012 | 6:20 p.m.
A Clark County School District teacher was arrested Friday in connection with reports of public masturbation near a western Las Vegas Valley high school since December, Metro Police said.
Timothy Lawson, a 35-year-old Las Vegas resident, was arrested in suspicion of open and gross lewdness and indecent exposure in the area surrounding Lake Mead and Rainbow boulevards, near Cimarron-Memorial High School, police said.
Lawson is a teacher and assistant wrestling coach at Cimarron-Memorial and has been employed by the School District since September 2005, according to Melinda Malone, a School District spokeswoman.
Lawson is still employed by the School District, but is at home on paid leave as of the past two weeks pending the results of the investigation, Malone said. The School District does not release personnel information such as dismissals, but in cases such as this, the individual is usually dismissed, Malone said.
Officers are still investigating the case, police said. Anyone with any information about these incidents, or who may have been a victim, is asked to contact Metro's Sexual Assault Detail at 828-3421, or — to remain anonymous — contact Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com.