Stockton Elementary Music Teacher Investigated for Semi-Nude Photos

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STOCKTON --

A Lincoln Unified School District music teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly posted semi-nude pictures of himself on the social media site, Tumblr.

The Stockton Police Department is investigating what Timothy Walth, a 30-year-old music teacher at Tully C. Knoles Elementary school, was using the pictures for. Under the username "TrebleMaker," his page contained several pictures from his head to his knees in various positions while wearing only a shirt.

"We're hoping maybe if a parent or even another teacher has information that they can shed light on this whole thing," said Officer Joe Silva, a spokesperson for the Stockton Police Department. "We're concerned if he's shown those to other students or possibly directing students to a social media site or website that might have those photographs on."

Walth is listed as teaching Beginning Strings and Beginning Choir classes to fourth-grade students at Knoles Elementary in Stockton.

"I just asked the two younger ones, I said you know do you know the name? And they both were like oh, we had him for music," said June Jantz, who lives across the street from Knoles and whose 2 kids attend the school. "I wouldn't want them, out of curiosity going to see what it was that he had done."

Stockton's newspaper, The Record reports that a Google Plus account associated with Wrath's name says that he attended Lincoln High School from 2000-2003 and studied at California State University, Sacramento. The account also says that he is a church musician for First Congregational Church of Stockton.

So far Silva said there have been no criminal charges filed against Walth.
But even if he did not intend for any children to see the photos in question, Jantz still feel he should lose his job.

"Yes, actually I do. I think it's inappropriate for anybody to post anything on social media who has contact with children... that still is somebody that is interacting with them on a daily or weekly basis and in my estimation that is completely inappropriate and shows a complete lack of judgement on his part," Jantz told FOX40.

 

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