STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — One of the organizers of Oklahoma’s 2018 teacher walkout faces a charge of making lewd proposals to a minor who was a former student, Stillwater police said Wednesday.
Alberto Morejon, 27, was arrested Tuesday after an investigation that began when the child’s parent contacted police about a possible relationship with her child’s former teacher, said police Capt. Kyle Gibbs. The investigation is ongoing and formal charges haven’t been filed, Gibbs said.
Morejon is a history teacher and a coach at Stillwater Junior High School. In 2018, he launched a teacher walkout page on Facebook that quickly reached more than 70,000 followers and became an online meeting place for teachers during the walkout. The education movement resulted in a slight philosophical shift in the Republican-controlled Legislature, which gave big boosts in public school funding and teacher pay raises.