A teacher from Salt Lake City was arrested Friday night on 15 felonies related to the unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
Jeffery Luke Zawalski, 36, who teaches at Evergreen Junior High, was booked into the Salt Lake County jail Saturday after he contacted a “15-year-old victim … via email on five separate occasions to meet for unlawful sexual activity,” according to a probable cause statement.
Administrators at Evergreen sent an email Saturday alerting families.
"We were recently notified and wanted to alert you regarding some disturbing information from the Salt Lake City Police Department, wherein our band and music teacher, Mr. Zelwalski, was arrested last evening on some very serious charges involving inappropriate contact with a minor. We are still gathering information on this matter but he has been placed on leave in the interim. Student safety is our primary concern and we take these charges very seriously. We have received no indication from SLCPD that Granite School District students were involved. However, if any families have further information we encourage them to contact the SLCPD immediately."