Teacher Accused Of Recording Students Pleads Not Guilty

Posted at 10:17 AM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 11:36:34-05

A former Metro Nashville teacher accused of secretly recording his elementary school students as they changed in a closet has pleaded not guilty in the case.  

Jarrett Jones was arrested back in September 2016 and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. 

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Thirty additional charges of sexual exploitation of a minor were later added, bringing the total number to 35.


Jones pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning during a video arraignment. 
Officials with the Metro Police Department said Jones was videotaping 40 students undressing during his time as a music teacher at Napier Elementary from 2011-2015. 

He was taken into custody after search warrants were served at his Antioch home.