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Fort Payne High School teacher arrested on solicitation, prostitution charges

Published: Mar. 12, 2022 at 4:52 PM CST
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FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WAFF) - A Fort Payne High School anatomy teacher has been placed on administrative leave, following an arrest. That’s according to Fort Payne City Schools Superintendent Brian Jett.

According to the DeKalb County Jail records, 37-year-old Kenneth Zaremba was arrested Friday, and charged with solicitation and engaging in prostitution. Jail records show Zaremba posted his $100,000 bond less than two hours after he was booked.

“We had received some complaints about suspicious activity in the neighborhood where Zaremba lives. So fortunately for us, we have several law enforcement officers that live n the area, so they started doing some surveillance, and that’s when we caught a vehicle there from Huntsville,” said Chief Investigator Nick Brown.

Brown said this was an isolated incident, and thankfully no students were involved.

“Our goal if there are students in danger with him is to prevent him from being around students and hold him accountable for the crime he did,” said Brown.

Superintendent Jett confirms Zaremba worked for the school district.

Jett released the following statement:

“On the evening of March 9, 2022, the Fort Payne Board of Education was informed of a pending criminal investigation against Fort Payne High School teacher Mr. Kenneth Zaremba II and he was placed on administrative leave on March 10, 2022 pending the investigation. The Fort Payne Board of Education held an emergency meeting on Friday, March 11, 2022 and accepted the resignation of Mr. Zaremba.

The Fort Payne Board of Education will cooperate with local law enforcement in any ongoing investigation and all future inquiries should be directed to the appropriate law enforcement agency.”

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