Network 3, NNE Denver
Feb. 27, 2018
Dear International Academy of Denver at Harrington Families,
We have difficult news to share with you about a former teacher, Mr. Joshua Clemons, who resigned from our school in December. Please know that we have no reason to believe any of our students were harmed by Mr. Clemons.
Today, we learned that Mr. Clemons was arrested by Denver Police on charges of sexual assault on a child. In addition, police in Parker also have filed similar charges against Mr. Clemons.
According to police, these crimes occurred between 2008 and 2015, when Mr. Clemons was a youth pastor at Cross Roads Community Church in Parker. Police say these crimes involve members of the youth program he led at the church.
At this time, Denver Police have confirmed they have no reason to believe any of these incidents involved our kids or occurred at our school. As you may know, Mr. Clemons worked at International Academy at Denver at Harrington between August 2016 and December 2017, before resigning to take a position at another church.
It is important to share that Denver and Parker police are looking for any possible witnesses or potential victims. If you have any information that you feel may be helpful to the investigation, please contact Parker Police Detective Wilson at 303.805.6561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know this news may be shocking and we will provide additional counseling supports at our school tomorrow, Wed., Feb. 28. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need support or if you would like guidance if you decide to discuss this matter with your child. Media reports on this story are likely.
Thank you for your support of our kids and our school during this difficult time. Sincerely,
Instructional Superintendent Denver Public Schools