SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. — A Jefferson High School English teacher has been arrested on undisclosed charges.
The Journal reports Edgar Hopkins Conn was arrested on Saturday as a fugitive from justice, “having fled eight counts of sexual exploitation of a child in Cobb County, Georgia.”
A notice from Jefferson County Schools says the school system relieved Edgar Conn, immediately from his duties when it became aware of the allegations against
him. JCS did so acting swiftly and decisively on the day the allegations arose, including
cooperating with law enforcement who was involved from the onset.
A social media platform lists Conn as being an English teacher at Jefferson High School beginning in 2021. Prior to that, Linked In refers to him as an employee of the
Jefferson County Clerk’s office
A statement from the school system says, “As required by law, JCS immediately notified the West Virginia Department of Education for the purpose of licensure
review and nationwide notification purposes to prevent the former employee from being able to teach. ”
The now former employee has now been arrested and formal charges have been filed. JCS
would like to publicly acknowledge and thank our partners in law enforcement.
“Given this is an ongoing criminal investigation and formal charges have been filed, JCS will not comment
further. All future inquiries should be directed to the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s