Vineland police

VINELAND — Authorities arrested a Vineland High School security guard on charges of having sexual contact with a student, police said.

Josue R. Colon, 24, of the 200 block of Elmer Street, was arrested Friday, police said.

Colon is charged with sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child, police said. He was released on a summons.

Colon was fired from his part-time security job immediately after his arrest, Assistant Superintendent John Frangipani said.

The letter officially notifying Colon of his firing was sent out Monday, district Personnel Director Joseph Rossi said. Colon had attempted to resign before he was fired, he said.

Rossi said Colon began working for the district Jan. 19, earning $11 an hour and working about 20 hours a week.

Rossi said Colon had passed all the required background checks.

Frangipani said the alleged incident occurred last week. School officials learned of the incident after it was reported to the district by another student, he said.

“That’s how it came to light,” Frangipani said.

The incident remains under investigation by city detectives and the Police Department’s Juvenile Unit.

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