An Arkansas middle school teacher is behind bars without bail on charges of rape and stalking a 13-year-old child on the internet.

Police arrested 29-year-old Blytheville Middle School math teacher Gregory Briggs on Wednesday, just one day after security members at the school contacted a resource officer with concerns about the teacher, KAIT reports.

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“They reported that they had been contacted by the parent of a 13 year old student who had evidence of inappropriate contact of a sexual nature between their child and the 29 year old Gregory Briggs, a teacher with the Blytheville Public Schools,” Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson said.

“The subsequent investigation revealed additional evidence of inappropriate contact of a sexual nature between Briggs and other students,” he said. “The students were interviewed and admitted to having, to varying degrees, a personal relationship of a sexual nature with Briggs.”

Detectives searched Briggs’ home on Wednesday and arrested the teacher with help from the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children division, according to the news site.

“It was kind of shocking; normally we don’t hear a lot of that around this way,” Blytheville resident Samuel Rogers told WREG.

“You’re scared for your children, other people’s children, stuff like that,” he said. “I just can’t imagine it.”

“Especially if you’re a teacher, you’re supposed to be a role model, but role models like that, I mean, who can we trust these days?” Rogers questioned.

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“I’m concerned about my grand baby, because she’s there at that school house,” local Tammy Rogers said.

Briggs is among countless educators across the country who face criminal charges for sexual abuse of students they’re entrusted to protect. Some are never caught, while others manage to prey on youngsters for years before they’re busted, often aided and abetted by school and union officials.

In Bethel, Alaska, former Bethel Elementary School principal Chris Carmichael faces federal charges for attempted coercion and enticement of a minor, possession of child pornography, and attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor, as well as two state charges for sexual abuse of a minor, KTOO reports.

The criminal cases come after he was arrested in December for sexually abusing students. Several of his former victims are also now suing Carmichael in federal court, and the allegations show a long history of inappropriate contact with students.

“An investigation by KYUK, Anchorage Daily News, and ProPublica found that the Lower Kuskokwim School District was aware law enforcement had twice investigated Carmichael, years before his arrest. In 2016, Alaska State Troopers found messages that he sent to a former student that may have violated Alaska ethics laws that forbid any kind of sexual conduct between teachers and students,” KTOO reports.

“A lawsuit against LKSD is claiming the school district failed to ‘appropriately and reasonably act to follow up on prior complaints.’ That lawsuit was filed on behalf of one of Carmichael’s former students the same month he was arrested. The next month, another girl was added to the suit. Attorneys for the two girls in Bethel claim that Carmichael sexually assaulted them between 2015 and 2018, and that the school district ‘should have protected students from Principal Carmichael’s proclivity to sexually assault children.’”