Corey Greenwood, of George Washington Community High School, was charged with four counts of child seduction, Class D felonies.
According to the initial case report, Greenwood, 41, is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old female student. IPS police were told the alleged crime did not take place on school grounds, but at the Indianapolis home of Greenwood.
IPS police turned the case over to the IMPD Sex Offense Unit for further investigation.
A police report on the incident stated a 16-year-old student called police on April 6, reporting her best friend, another 16-year-old student, was having sexual relations with Greenwood. The student said they had text messages to prove the relationship.
According to the George Washington Community High School website, Greenwood is listed as one of three vice principals. Greenwood also has a history with the school's athletic department as a boys’ basketball coach and athletic director.
The Indiana Department of Education website lists Greenwood as a licensed educator with 12 years of experience. He was recently honored by IPS with an award that spotlights employees who are said to go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of children.
Students and a substitute teacher spoke with Fox59 News Friday morning and said they are shocked that Greenwood was arrested.
Greenwood comes from a family of educators. His mother, D. Jackie Greenwood, was the first female high school principal in IPS history. She currently serves as the director of secondary schools at IPS.
According to Indiana Code, if convicted, Greenwood could be sentenced to a maximum of three years and fined up to $10,000.
Fox59 was told the mother of the victim has hired a lawyer and is planning to meet with the attorney Friday.
IPS released the following statement Friday:
“The trust built between students and staff is sacred. IPS is saddened that Mr. Greenwood breached this trust. We will continue to cooperate fully with IMPD as this case moves forward.”
IPS said Greenwood has been suspended with pay since the beginning of this week.
Greenwood posted bail Friday afternoon and is in the process of being released.