The Packet

The former band director at Caledonia High School has been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into sexual misconduct with students.

David Tawan Chambers, 42, was charged with fondling and computer luring of persons under 18 for sexual purposes.

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Chambers in February after it was contacted by district employees. Chambers resigned from his post on Feb. 24, and the Lowndes County School Board accepted his resignation at their regular March meeting.

The alleged incidents happened in Lowndes County, Oxford and Batesville while on school functions, according to a statement from the sheriff’s department.

By state law, Chambers was entitled to a probable cause hearing because he was a state employee. That hearing took place last week before Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens. At that time Kitchens determined that there was enough evidence to arrest him. Chambers was not present at the hearing.

A warrant was issued for his arrest on April 6.

Chambers turned himself in about 9:30 a.m. Monday. He posted a $20,000 bond and was released later the same day.

Chambers had been with the county school district for about seven years.