39-year-old John Robert James Cody was arrested last week by Washington, Utah police on charges of sexual abuse of a child. The alleged incidents involved three different students aged 18, 15 and 12 according to a police report.
Cody has been teaching for 18 years according to his home page at Pine View High School and is a well-liked and respected teacher as well as a husband and father.
The Washington County School District has placed Cody on Administrative leave pending the investigation and will also be conducting a full investigation in cooperation with police. Prior to teaching for nine years at Pine View he taught in the Wyoming system for nine years.