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Eudora High School English teacher Kurt Brundage, 32, was arrested in Sedgwick County Friday on three counts of rape, one charge of rape – sexual intercourse without consent and use of force, two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one charge of electronic solicitations where the offender believes the child is between 14 and 16 years of age.
According to an e-mail sent out by Eudora High School Principal G.A. Buie to parents, he stated the charges are not related to any students in the Eudora School District as far as the School District is aware.
The Eudora Police Department informed the School District Superintendent, Don Grosdidier over the weekend about the arrest and School District officials have placed Brundage on paid administrative leave until further notice.
According to School District Spokesperson Kristin Magette, Brundage is in his first year with the Eudora School District. Prior to his employment in Eudora, Brundage worked in the Wichita School District.
“This is a deeply troubling situation to learn of, but I want you to know that we have a host of procedures and programs in place to protect the best interests of our students,” Buie stated in his letter. “Any student with concerns or sensitive information to share about Mr. Brundage – or any other adult – is urged to contact the Eudora Police Department or visit with any one of our excellent mental Health professionals at EHS.”
03-13-2012 8:30 AM Update: Grosdidier reiterated Buie’s statement in an interview Tuesday morning with Eudorareporter.com.
“My biggest concern is that our students are taken care of,” Grosdidier said. “Our concern is that are students are always safe and we encourage them to share any concerns they have with any school officials, Eudora Police, or any trusted adults.”
Grosdidier stated that the School District has not been contacted by Sedgwick County authorities and they have no indication that any charges are related to students in the Eudora School District.